Wakayama

Wakayama Postpones Opportunities for Japan’s Integrated Bid Selection Process

Japan’s integrated resort (IR) process has gulped along, with most parties pretty content that timelines are long enough that they can still hit their goals even though the global pandemic has ruined the plans for many things. Wakayama region has confirmed to GGRAsia that they will not be hitting their mid-November 2020 goal of choosing an IR associate. According to Wakayama, COVID-19 ...

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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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Wakayama extends RFP deadline by two months, operator selection pushed to January 2021

Wakayama prefecture announced Monday that it will extend the deadline for operators to submit material as part of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process by almost two months, from 31 August to 19 October, due to the impact of COVID-19. The delay comes after just two companies, Hong Kong’s Suncity Group and Canadian IR investment firm Clairvest Group, responded to ...

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Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture Delaying Time Line to Select Integrated Resort Casino Partner

The Wakayama Prefecture government in Japan is extending its deadline to select which integrated resort (IR) casino operator to partner with from this November to January 2021. Wakayama will take additional time before settling on an integrated casino resort. GGRAsia confirmed the delay, local authorities telling the media outlet that the decision was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime ...

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Japan’s Wakayama delays casino RFP, cites pandemic

The authorities in Japan’s Wakayama prefecture (pictured) announced on Monday that they would only aim to select by January 2021 – instead of mid-November this year – a private-sector partner for the prefecture’s tilt at having a casino complex or integrated resort (IR). The prefecture confirmed to GGRAsia in an email that the Covid-19 emergency recently experienced by Japan had ...

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Wakayama delays expectations for IR bid selection process

While the global pandemic has ruined the plans for many things, Japan’s integrated resort (IR) process has chugged along, with most parties pretty content that timelines are long enough that they can still hit their goals. Wakayama prefecture might cut it a little close though, as they have confirmed to GGRAsia that they won’t be hitting their mid-November 2020 goal of selecting ...

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IR2.0 Concept

One of two companies to respond to Wakayama’s RFP assessment call in April, Suncity Group has grand plans for a Japanese integrated resort with its IR2.0 concept. It was August 2019 when Suncity Group first unveiled its concept for an integrated resort in the Japanese prefecture of Wakayama, located on the southernmost point of the Kansai region’s Honshū island. The ...

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Suncity, Clairvest the two bidders in Wakayama’s RFP

The authorities in Japan’s Wakayama prefecture announced on Friday that only two companies had submitted application documents for its request-for-proposal (RFP) process to choose a private-sector consortium as partner for its tilt to host a casino resort, or integrated resort (IR) as these schemes are known in that country. According to the local government, the two participating companies were: Suncity ...

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