Tag Archives: Japan

Japan gives the go ahead for new gambling resorts

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given the green light to approve new gambling resorts across the country, with hopes to open the first resort in Osaka by 2024. The government approved the opening of casinos in 2016, followed by the approval of another bill which would pave the way for the legalisation of integrated resorts. It is hoped that …

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Japan calls for facial recognition across licensed gambling premises

Officials in Japan have called for facial recognition systems to be installed at pachinko parlours, boat and horse racing venues across the country in a bid to clamp down on problem gambling. Legislators hope that the idea behind rolling out the technology will help refuse entry to both under-aged gamblers, which is under the age of 20 in Japan, and …

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Winning Post – Assessing the climate around UK regulation

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Talking About Their Generation; The Kids Aren’t All Right Another week, another shoeing for Britain’s beleaguered gambling industry as fresh outrage arrived in the shape of the Gambling Commission’s …

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Haute Japan! Groupe Barrière eyes IR opportunities

French luxury hotel and hospitality giant Groupe Lucien Barrière has confirmed that it has developed a ‘Japanese strategic unit’ monitoring the nation’s ‘integrated resorts’ opportunities. The firm’s Japanese movements are confirmed by Barrière Group Casino Development Director Jonathan Strock speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review. Strock has been charged with leading the strategic unit, which seeks to bring European haute …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Sirplay CEO Bart Esposito

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. As we enter the final World Cup week of the summer, Bart Esposito, Sirplay CEO, takes to The World Cup’s Finest hot …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Marathonbet’s Joe Lovelace

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today’s bumper issue comes courtesy of Joe Lovelace, Head of PR at Marathonbet, who goes very left-field when addressing a favourite World …

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Banzai! Mark Frissora & Caesars executive team visit Japan

Mark Frissora, the President & CEO of Caesars Entertainment, continues his quest to win a Japanese ‘integrated resorts’ licence, a key initiative for expanding Caesars footprint beyond US shores. Last week, Frissora and Caesars senior executive team visited Japan, to gain cultural learnings, in a market that has been branded Asian gambling’s next ‘holy grail’. During the visit, Caesars announced …

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Cherry AB positive on 2018 outlook following year of tough ComeOn integrations

Closing its full-year 2017 accounts, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Cherry AB reports solid growth, despite its operational restructure to acquired asset ComeOn. Publishing its full-year 2017 results, Cherry records a group revenue increase of 104% to SEK 2,252 million (FY 2016: SEK 1,102 million), with organic assets contributing 27% of revenue share. A strong revenue performance would see Cherry declare …

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Caesars forms heavyweight Advisory Committee to lead Japan bid

US gambling operator Caesars Entertainment is increasing its focus on winning a Japan ‘integrated resorts’ licence, forming a strategic ‘Japan Advisory Committee’. Global gambling stakeholders are closely monitoring Japan movements, as the Shinzo Abe government drafts the new ‘Integrated Resorts’ bill, allowing for Japan’s first casinos to be operated in ‘selected large-scale’ leisure complexes, which will cater for hotels, gaming …

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Business Briefs – featuring loopholes, knockouts and whip cracks

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This latest edition features a returning gaming congress, partnerships, expansions and huge fines being issued in the USA. Atlantic City to train youths Fifteen minority youths in Atlantic City are to receive speciality construction based training, courtesy of a new 12 week initiative. Upon completion a jobs connection with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be made, with the company’s …

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