Japan will host a Gaming Congress

As Japanese legislators are close to legalise casinos, international companies are more interested in the market.

Japan.- Clarion Events, organizers of the biggest international gaming event ICE Totally Gaming, is preparing a Gaming Congress in Japan for 2017. The Japanese event will respond the interest of casino operator and local key decision makers, as gaming legalisation is near its approval. This week, Japanese legislators passed the Promotional Casino Bill which may lead to the development of the authorised industry in the Asian country.

The second edition of the Japan Gaming Congress 2017 will be also organised by the national firm Hakuhodo. The international gaming industry is invited to experience the event Tokyo on May 10-12, 2017; the Congress will be the perfect opportunity for stakeholders to get to plan the further development of the highly expected Japanese gaming industry. Operators will have the chance to meet government officials, global gaming groups, constructors, financial institutions and legal experts.

Kate Chambers, Managing Director, Gaming at Clarion Events, said: “Japan has taken a major step forward which will see it become one of the next gambling superpowers. The opportunity to bring leading industry figures together represents a truly unique opportunity for dialogue with key government officials and international stakeholders on the proposed requirements. We are delighted to have the opportunity to host this event once again and look forward to welcoming the gaming community in May.”

Kevin Sullivan, Managing Director at Boyd Gaming Japan Development Co., who will be speaking at JgC 2, added: “Boyd Gaming is excited by the potential opportunities that Japan has to offer. It’s one of the most highly anticipated nations to welcome our industry in recent years, and we’re eager to bring our expertise to the Japanese market, helping it to fulfil its amazing potential. We’re looking forward to JgC 2, as it will be an ideal opportunity for Boyd Gaming to connect with the local market and make the initial steps needed to create some of the world’s best Integrated Resorts.”

Futoshi Kawanishi, Deputy General Manager, Themed Marketing Business Development Division at Hakuhodo Inc., concluded: “Japan has taken a significant step forward today with the news that it has passed the IR Bill. The opportunity is vast and it will bring a huge boost to the economy here in Japan. We are delighted to be working with Clarion Events once again in what will be valuable discussion into IR development in the country.”