Melco would include eSports stadium in Japanese casino

The operator is one of a number of companies interested in hosting a casino in the Asian country.

Japan.- Melco Resorts & Entertainment is planning to include an eSports stadium in its planned Japanese resort. The Hong Kong-based company is aiming to attract millennials and Chinese tourists with competitive gaming.

“It is very likely that the esports stadium [will] become one of the key components for our integrated resort in Japan. The content that esports offers will be very diverse, with the advancement of technology, by the time a resort opens in Japan,” Melco’s Chief Financial Officer, Geoffrey Davis said in a recent interview with Nikkei Asian Review in Kyoto.

Melco was the first casino operator to open an eSports stadium at its Studio City facility this year in Macau. Geoff Andres, Property President of Studio City Macau at Melco said that eSports is a fast-growing market segment that is constantly innovating and evolving.

“The Japan resort will attract visitors, most likely from the region,” said Davis. “Having relationships with Chinese customers can be a big strength for Melco to contribute to Japan’s inbound tourism,” he added.

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