Thursday, October 5, 2023

Tag: Media Watch

Resorts World back on track as Imperial Pacific set for July opening

ICR - Media Watch Japan Imperial Pacific
The finish line is in sight for Saipan’s Imperial Pacific, Resorts World Manila is allowed to reopen with beefed-up security, while Japan’s famous longevity apparently extends to its gambling industry as the authorities close what appears to be one of the country’s oldest illegal venues.   Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International Holdings (IPI) will open its permanent gaming venue this...

Bratislava mayor digs himself a budget hole

Casino Review - Bratislava Mayor
In Slovakia, city council members in Bratislava approved a complete ban on casinos in the capital with a generally binding regulation (VZN) set to come into effect at the beginning of May according to The Slovak Spectator.   After their licences expire, casinos and gambling parlours can no longer be housed in hotels, blocks of flats, shopping centres, community houses or...

Pachinko industry in a pinch in face of new legislation

Casino Review - Pachinko Japan
Japan’s pachinko industry covers its balls in the face of impending regulation   Over in Japan, the government is looking to restrict existing gambling establishments - including the $200bn pachinko industry - as it prepares to welcome casinos in its jurisdiction. Bloomberg reported that the move was part of the government’s plan to tackle gambling addiction even before country adds Las Vegas-style...

Media Watch: Japanese casinos on the cards

Japanese Japan's Casino
Media Watch Industry commentators suggest that Japan’s casino industry could finally get the go ahead after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) gained a majority in this July’s upper house election. This will allow the LDP to push through legislation and could set the stage for an integrated resorts (IR) bill to receive a green light following years of close calls. “With...