Japan IRs required to include non-gaming facilities

Japan’s future integrated resorts may be required to house non-gaming spaces such as conference and exhibition halls under a government proposal, local media reports.

Integrated resorts “will greatly benefit tourism, regional promotion and job creation” while helping make Japan an international travel destination, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters Thursday, according to Asia Nikkei Review.

The proposal will also limit the amount of space dedicated to casino sections, and require profits to go toward covering management fees for connected facilities.