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Caesars Puts Down the Japanese License Bid, Focusing on Expansion

United States-based casino chain Caesars Entertainment Corp proclaimed that it has put down its decision to win over the inception of first casino licenses Japan. The statement came out on Thursday, 29th of August. The company said in a news report that it has been more busy with the expansion.

“Caesars Entertainment has determined that it will not pursue a licensee for an integrated resort in Japan at this time,” the company announced in the report. The document said: “The Company has decided to focus on its current plans and commitments.”

Although any hearsay of further details regarding that was not present in the statement.

The chief executive officer Tony Rodio said in the release that the decision came out as an outcome of the sensitivity it has for the major announcements Japan government along with their business partners are anticipated to make ahead this year for furthering the process.

Caesars Entertainment is claimed to be the first of the biggest casinos functioning internationally that will refrain from competing for a license to run casinos in Japan. Their co-working firm in the U.S. with a casino in Las Vegas Sands Corp announced it is targeting the cities Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan for winning the contract to build a casino resort. These people are the main rivalries for the Caesars and also announced that they would not take up this opportunity in Osaka.

Caesars Entertainment’s planned to take up the project after the June’s announcement regarding the takeover of the highly indebted Las Vegas player by the U.S. casino operator Eldorado Resorts Inc.

To this, Tom Reeg, the CEO of Eldorado, stated that no confirmed steps had been taken for the investment, but that opportunity is definitely a “stupendous for us to be running in that direction.”

Japan’s government, on the other hand, is more inclined to the high-profile casino resorts – that include luxury hotels, and other facilities and are also acknowledged as integrated ones or “IRs.” The officials feel that these assets will be a more economically useful resource and will give us an opportunity to grow the inbound tourism from foreign lands.

In July last year, the IR Implementation Act rolled out by the Japan Government, stated that the primary policy designed for the making of the unified resorts must be brought to the forefronts in 2 years.  Sankei Shimbun, a media outlet in Japan rivalries a while ago that the authorities pre-structured the policy on IRs and made it ready to launch early in 2020. The authentic source of this information, however, has been unknown. These policy behaviors are definitely bound to affect the investments that foreign casino giants are willing to make.

David Bright

David Bright joined Times of Casino as a news writer focused on the casino industry. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Accounting and currently contributing in-depth news articles. David writes on the casinos, gambling legislation, poker, and much more.

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