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Osaka casino RFP delay ‘reasonable’: MGM Japan

The delay to Osaka’s request-for-proposal (RFP) phase in its tilt at a casino resort, which coincides with the country tackling Covid-19, is a “reasonable” decision, said the Japan unit of United States-based casino operator MGM Resorts International, in an email to GGRAsia. “The delay is reasonable,” a spokesperson from MGM Resorts Japan LLC told GGRAsia in an emailed reply on Friday. The ...

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Osaka puts back casino RFP deadline by a further 6 months

The authorities in Osaka city (pictured) said on Thursday that a key phase in the city’s effort to get a casino resort would be put back by a further six months. Osaka’s mayor, Ichiro Matsui, said at a regular press briefing that the authorities had also amended their timetable for opening such a gaming resort in the metropolis, according to GGRAsia’s correspondent in Japan. According to Thursday’s announcement, the deadline ...

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Osaka Pushes Back Key IR Deadline by Six Months, Casino Opening Delayed Until 2027 or Later

Osaka officials announced Thursday that the city was pushing back its request-for-proposal (RFP) deadline by another six months, a move that could delay the opening of a casino there until 2028. A group of people walk through a shopping area in Tokyo on March 27, 2020. Osaka has pushed back its request-for-proposal deadline six months, likely in part due to ...

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Osaka RFP could be further delayed due to coronavirus

The regional authorities in Osaka have suggested that the prefecture’s RFP process has been placed on the back-burner while it deals with the immediate issue of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, despite the COVID-19 virus, Nagasaki prefecture has said it still plans to hold its RFP this spring. The mayor of Osaka, Ichiro Matsui, has acknowledged that the prefecture’s request-for-proposal (RFP) ...

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