Five groups reach next phase of Nagasaki IR process

Up to three IRs will be permitted in Japan initially.
Up to three IRs will be permitted in Japan initially.

An official in Nagasaki has confirmed that all five contenders have qualified to progress to the next phase of the process.

Japan.- All five groups that entered Nagasaki prefecture’s request-for-proposal (RFP) process with the aim of participating in its bid for an integrated resort (IR) licence have qualified for the next phase of the process.

The prefecture will complete a “first round” of evaluation of would-be partners this month to reduce the list of bidders to three. After that, a second round will include a “competitive dialogue” with would-be partners.

The groups will then have to present their projects in August for the prefecture to make a final decision.

The five groups that are competing are: a consortium led by Oshidori International Holdings Ltd; Casinos Austria International Japan; Current Group; the Niki Chau Fwu (Parkview) Group; and One Kyushu, a consortium between Tokyo-listed Pixel Companyz Inc and French gaming operator Groupe Partouche SA.

Japan plans to initially approve three integrated resorts in the country. Proposals must include a casino, tourism attractions, hotels and meetings space.

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