Tribal ties

U.S. tribal operators are increasingly tailoring their offerings towards the Asian market to attract both local ethnic communities and the increasingly adventurous Asian millennial, who may be  willing to travel beyond Las Vegas and other traditional destinations. Some of these U.S. operators are also looking back at Asia, counting on their mass-focused tourism offerings to give them an edge in entering the region. The most prominent example is the $5 billion development being spearheaded by the Connecticut-based Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, with Korean chemical company KCC Corp also providing funds. When it completes in 2020, Project Inspire will be the largest entertainment and gambling complex in South Korea. The integrated resort, located next to the Seoul-Incheon International Airport, will include a 15,000 seat arena, 1,350 hotel rooms, 200,000 sq ft of convention space, luxury fashion and retail, dining and nightlife options, a Paramount Studios indoor-outdoor amusement park, as well as a foreigners-only...

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