Jan 29, 2016

Las Vegas casino owner wants to build dome

The billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino company wants to help build a domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials said Thursday. Sands spokesman Ron Reese said the casino company envisions ...

Jan 18, 2016

LDP puts off legalizing casinos in Japan

The Liberal Democratic Party has decided not to seek passage of a bill to legalize casino operations during this Diet session because coalition partner Komeito remains cautious on gambling. The LDP appears to be eager to avoid a conflict with Komeito, backed by the ...

Apr 29, 2015

Casino bill resubmitted to House of Representatives

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and two opposition parties submitted a bill to the House of Representatives on Tuesday that, if passed, would lift a ban on casinos. The LDP, Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) and the Party for Future Generations jointly proposed ...

Mar 24, 2015

Lawmakers to submit casinos bill this month

Pro-casino lawmakers said on Tuesday they will resubmit a failed bill to legalize gambling at so-called “integrated resorts” by the end of this month, hoping to pass the controversial law this year. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promoted casinos as part of his economic ...

Oct 20, 2014

Casino legalization delay likely, Komeito official says

The plan to legalize casino gambling has likely been delayed again, a senior Komeito official said Monday, dealing a further political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Casino operators such as Las Vegas Sands, Genting Singapore, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment are waiting ...

Aug 16, 2014

Keikyu wants to invest in casinos

Railway Keikyu Corp. said it is aiming to open an integrated resort facility featuring a casino to tap the increase in foreign tourists. Subject to the enactment of gambling bills, Keikyu plans to build the facility on Yamashita pier in Yokohama or in Tokyo’s ...