Latest figures are even higher than the 22,000 job opportunities originally estimated.
Japan.- Nagasaki Governor, Hodo Nakamura, has said that building an integrated casino resort in the prefecture could create between 28,000-36,000 new jobs.
Initial estimates suggested up to 22,000 new jobs would be created, but the latest numbers show the impact on the local economy and the employment landscape could be even greater.
“It is expected that the opportunity for young people to settle in the local area will expand, and that those young people who have moved out of the prefecture to go to school or find employment elsewhere will be able to return to their hometown.” the Governor said.
Three companies have already publicly confirmed their participation in the RFC phase: Oshidori International Holdings Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed investment holding firm; Japan’s Current Corp; and Casinos Austria International Holding GmbH.
Investments in IR projects are now expected to come in between JPY350 billion (US$3.2 billion) and JPY460 billion (US$4.3 billion), and annual visitation between 6.9 million and 9.3 million people.