Caesars, MGM, Wynn Get Serious About Osaka Casino Speaks

Caesars, MGM, Wynn Get Serious About Osaka Casino Speaks

Given the enormous appeal of legal pachinko games in Japan, casino operators are clamoring for a go at a soon-to-be legal Osaka casino (Image: tokyoweekender)

The battle for a casino in Japan is starting to heat up, and it appears as if Osaka will be the top target of investors 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 develop 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 taking place even before Japan has actually legalized casino gambling. Most operators expect them to take action with time for the casinos that are first go live before the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be hosted by Tokyo.

‘It’s only 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 be prepared to sit straight down with a group from MGM Resorts Global early this season. All three are looking to place a casino in Osaka, the city that is second-largest Japan.

The casino would be placed on likely reclaimed land owned by the city specifically, Yumeshima, an island in Osaka Bay. The theory from Osaka’s viewpoint is to get a jump on Tokyo, that wi Continue reading