CEO Matt Maddox assured Wynn Resorts is eyeing Japan and considers multiple cities to develop a casino in the country.
The Kyushu Governor’s Association confirmed their support for a Nagasaki IR bid as the casino industry nears in Japan.
According to MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren, Osaka’s IR could launch in 2025 should a series of agreements between the private sector and government.
After it announced it acquired a 19.99% stake in Crown Resorts, Melco seems to have improved its chances in Japan as the casino industry gets closer.
The city found out through the request for information process that a Yokohama casino may be highly expensive.
After the government announced the Japanese IR policy delay, Osaka political leaders heavily criticised them.
Regulations and restrictions may complicate Japanese IR’s opening in Osaka before 2025, as the government targetted.
The company released its first quarter financial results and said that Japan is a “core focus” for Melco.