Suzuki met on Monday with representatives of eight business organizations that are lobbying him to make an IR bid as soon as possible
Japan.- Hokkaido is one of the cities that are interested in develop an integrated resort, but the decision has not yet been defined. Not only part of the society show their concern of a new casino after a survey. Political forces are having difficulty to decide if they want an IR.
The Hokkaido Liberal Democratic Party held its annual conference last week and discussed about this issue. After the meeting, they were unable to come to a unified stance. Governor Naomichi Suzuki said the they would take a final decision before the end of the year.
There were 2500 people who were surveyed by interview, email and regional briefings. The results weren’t decisive neither. There is a big group of residents that are really expectant with the idea of a new resort and everything around it. But also there are a lot of concerns arguing that it can generates gambling problems.
Suzuki met on Monday with representatives of eight business organizations that are lobbying him to make an IR bid. But before taking a decision he has indicated that he will consider the results of the survey.
The government of Japan announced that want to present proposals for Integrated Resort licenses can do it from January 4.