Nagasaki to hold Sasebo City IR briefings

Nagasaki to hold Sasebo City IR briefings

Briefing sessions on the Sasebo City IR will take place in June with one-hour panels for potential operators.

Japan.- Nagasaki prefecture has confirmed plans to hold briefing sessions on its request for proposals and policies to select potential operators for an Integrated Resort (IR) in Sasebo City.

Sessions will take place during June, with one-hour panels for each operator, whose names will not be made public.

They will include information and details about implementation policy, transportation measures and infrastructure.

Candidates need proven experience running casinos or gaming facilities with more than 200 tables and 1,000 slot machines, or a casino facility or facilities with GGR above JPY100 billion (US$930 million).

Nagasaki prefecture opened a new IR promotion office last march, which began working on April 1st to work towards development of a new IR in Sasebo City.

Lockdown measures have not affected progress on the initiative, which it is estimated could generate from JPY610 billion (€5.1billion) to JPY810 billion (€6.8billion) in construction-related economic benefits, according to the prefecture’s IR Basic Concept Plan.

Once the IR is operational, it could generate JPY320 billion (€2.7billion) to JPY420 billion (€3.5billion) each year in an economic ripple effect.

The prefectural government says an IR scheme could create 630,000 to 840,000 construction-related jobs in Kyushu, and indirectly create jobs for 280,000 to 360,000 people when the resort comes into operation.

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