Osaka Governor talks to casino giants on licenses

    Caesars Entertainment Corp, Genting Singapore Plc and MGM Resorts International are all talking to the Osaka government on plans for a 500 billion yen ($4.8 billion) casino resort, Osaka Prefecture Governor Ichiro Matsui told Bloomberg in an interview. A gambling complex on reclaimed land Osaka owns would lure investment and tourists to a region battling for projects that may otherwise go to Tokyo, Matsui said. However, it has not yet been confirmed that Osaka will be one of the locations granted permission for an resort.