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Endgame toward the legalization of casino gambling

On Thursday afternoon the Japanese Diet took the penultimate step toward the legalization of casino gambling as the IR Implementation Bill was approved by...

Opposition forces short delay in IR Bill passage

Opposition party leaders led by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan have continued to signal their fierce disapproval of the IR Implementation Bill, and...

IR Implementation Bill headed for early July enactment

Reports Tuesday revealed that the ruling coalition is planning to extend the Ordinary Diet Session by several weeks in order to assure passage of the IR Implementation Bill as well as a controversial labor policy bill. This takes all drama out of the matter—the IR legislation is now near certain to be enacted in early July.

TRENDING ARTICLES

Wakayama prefecture plans to purchase land of IR candidate site

The Wakayama Prefectural Government has reached an agreement to purchase the IR development candidate site at Marina City in the event that Wakayama wins its licensing bid at the central government level.

Hokkaido conservatives fail to unite behind IR bid

The clouds darkened over the prospects for a Hokkaido IR bid this week as the main conservative caucus in the Hokkaido Prefectural Assembly proved unable to coordinate a united stance after two days of talks.

Service industry will still reign, despite automation: Tourism official

The Philippines Tourism Ministry said it is optimistic that the country’s unique brand of service will continue to play a strong role in its...

Mark Brown resigns as IPI CEO

Commonwealth Casino Commission Executive Director Edward Deleon Guerrero has revealed that Mark Brown has resigned as CEO of Imperial Pacific International (IPI), effective December 8.

MAGAZINE ISSUES

Osaka gives up on pre-World Expo IR opening

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui indicated at a press conference on Friday that he had effectively given up on his long-cherished goal to open the Yumeshima IR before the 2025 World Expo, and that in fact the bidders would only be asked to commit to a FY2026 opening date.

Major gambling bust in Maharashtra

Police in Thane city, Maharashtra, just outside Mumbai, raided club on Saturday and arrested 93 people on illegal gambling related charges.

Hard Rock won’t give up on Hokkaido IR bid

Despite Governor Naomichi Suzuki’s declaration at the end of November that Hokkaido will not be moving forward with an IR bid, Hard Rock Japan is signaling that they are not giving up their campaign to build an IR at Tomakomai city.