Posts Tagged ‘Japan casinos’

MGM moves ahead in Japan casino race with Orix

March 26, 2019

Showing the shape of things to come, MGM Resorts International is working with Japan finance giant Orix to pursue a casino resort in Osaka. It’s inevitable that national corporate giants will want a piece of these so-called integrated resorts, one of Japan’s biggest economic opportunities. MGM was smart to get a solid partner and, according to reports, have an equal share of the deal with Orix. Stay tuned for more on Osaka and MGM.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

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Japan regional casino action heats up

March 20, 2019

Nagasaki declared last week that it will seek an integrated resort license to build a property that includes a casino, and US tribal operator Mohegan opened an office in Hokkaido, another mooted IR site beyond Japan’s largest cities. However, according to some observers, Wakayama, just over an hour from Osaka, could be Japan’s leading regional contender due to its proximity to the country’s second largest population hub, government enthusiasm and a site that’s ready for development.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Adelson illness won’t shift Sands from Japan

March 5, 2019

Casino giant Las Vegas Sands won a casino concession in Macau with founder, chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson sidelined and can do it again in Japan. LVS says Adelson, age 85, remains engaged in the business while undergoing cancer treatment.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Investors misunderstand Macau transition

December 29, 2018

Every year, I make forecasts about Asian gaming for the year ahead. For 2019, I’m offering predictions about Macau, Japan, online gaming, Korea and Vietnam. And as the year wraps up, I check the accuracy of those forecasts.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Billionaire Okada still wants Wynn, Universal

December 8, 2018

Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada says he’ll take back the companies he founded, including Wynn Resorts and Universal Entertainment, the pachinko company that owns the Philippine casino hotel with Okada’s name on it.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Tribal casinos crave Japan, snub Chief Wahoo

July 20, 2018

In pursuit of a Japan casino role, Native American casino operators play the ethnic card but ignore baseball’s Chief Wahoo controversy at home despite being major ballpark advertisers.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Donaco, Joey Lim ready for big time

September 18, 2017

Under the direction of Joey Lim, first grandson of legendary Genting Group founder Lim Goh Tong, Australia listed Donaco International says it wants to play in Japan’s casino game, building on success with Chinese customers in Vietnam and Thai customers in Cambodia.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Don’t slam Japan casino decisions unmade

September 16, 2017

As Japan considers casino legalization, Sheldon Adelson warns regulators could prevent “the best kind” of casino resort. Foreigners criticizing details of legislation not yet crafted could mean no casinos at all in Japan or no role in them for difficult gaijin.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Japan casinos face defining questions

April 19, 2017

While the global casino industry giddily dreams of integrated resort locations, why Japan wants casinos and what will make them Japanese loom as defining issues.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Lawrence Ho puts it on the line in Macau

February 26, 2017

With gaming interests from the Mediterranean to Russia’s Far East to Manila in three listed vehicles and a big ticket opportunity in Japan, Melco Crown Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho says he’s focused on Macau. His biggest challenges is making Melco Crown properties add up to the sum of their parts.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.


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