Given the enormous appeal of legal pachinko games in Japan, casino operators are clamoring for an attempt at a soon-to-be legal Osaka casino (Image: tokyoweekender)
The race for a casino in Japan is starting to heat up, and this indicates as if Osaka will be the target that is top of and casino developers worldwide. During the moment, at the very least three major casino operators have been in talks with all the Osaka government about plans to create a massive casino resort one that could cost up to 500 billion yen ($4.8 billion) to complete.
Aiming for Olympic Game Openings
And all of these talks are occurring even before Japan has actually legalized casino gambling. Most operators expect them to take action over time for the casinos that are first go live before the 2020 Summer Olympics, that will be hosted by Tokyo.
'It's merely a matter of time before gambling enterprises are legalized,' said Ichiro Matsui, Osaka Prefecture Governor.
Osaka officials met with representatives from Caesars Entertainment and Genting Singapore year that is last and expect to sit straight down by having a group from MGM Resorts International early this year. All three are trying to place a casino in Osaka, the second-largest city in Japan.
The casino would be placed on likely reclaimed land owned by the city specifically, Yumeshima, an island in Osaka Bay. The idea from Osaka's perspective is to find a jump on Tokyo, that