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 ...

Jul 18, 2014

Japan to set up entity to examine casino plan for 2020 Olympics

Japan plans to set up a new body to examine the idea of setting up integrated casino-based resort facilities in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the top government spokesman said Friday. Officials from various government agencies will come together to work on ...

Gambling experts await green light

Jun 22, 2014

Gambling experts await green light

by Eric Johnston

At last month’s Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E) in Macau, casino and resort operators, game machine manufacturers, government officials and countless others gathered to review gaming laws and markets in countries ranging from Vietnam to China and the Philippines. But at this year’s G2E ...