Macau gaming mogul Lawrence Ho, one of the potential bidders for Japan's new integrated resorts, said Thursday that he is willing to invest more than $10 billion should he be granted a license.

"We have invested more than $10 billion in Macau already, and in order to build ... beyond Macau, beyond Las Vegas, it would be more than that," Ho told a news conference in the autonomous Chinese territory best known as a gambling paradise.

Ho, the chairman and chief executive officer of Melco Resorts and Entertainment that runs five of the 42 casino resorts in Macau including one that opens Friday, said he feels the Japanese government's building and operational requirements are "not overly restrictive."