MGM CEO says Japan next big bet, company laying groundwork

    MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren called Japan the next big bet in Asia in an interview with CNBC television. “Japan will be bigger than Las Vegas,” he said. MGM and others have been laying the groundwork in Tokyo and Osaka should the government give the go-ahead as expected to issue casino licenses this year.  “Everyone’s going to say they have an inside track,” Murren told CNBC. “No one has an inside track.”