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Nagasaki eyes January for IR RFP, will reach decision by next fall

If things had gone according to plan, Japan’s integrated resort (IR) market would have been in its advanced stage of development already. However, launching a new industry in the country is proving to be a Herculean task that has seen several unexpected obstacles thrown at it. Politicians allegedly accepting bribes and a pesky little virus that won’t go away have forced the country to ...

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Nagasaki January start on casino RFP, partner by autumn

Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture intends to start in January 2021 a request-for-proposal (RFP) process to identify possible private-sector partners for the local government’s tilt at hosting a casino resort. That is according to a fresh timetable announced on Wednesday by the local authorities. Between summer and autumn next year, the Nagasaki authorities hope to have selected a partner for an integrated ...

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Nagasaki Sets Autumn 2021 Deadline for Private Partner Selection

IN SUMMARY:Prefecture officials released a new timetable restarting the RFP process from January 2021Japanese Government delayed the local government application process which is set to begin in October 2021 and run through April 2022Nagasaki expects to have its partner in time for the application process start, and if successful, to have the casino operational in the mid to late 2020s ...

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Pixel Companyz Incorporated casino consortium eyeing Nagasaki Prefecture

Japanese conglomerate Pixel Companyz Incorporated has reportedly announced that it will be joining the race to bring an integrated casino resort to a site adjacent to the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture. According to a report from GGRAsia, the Tokyo-listed behemoth used an official filing to detail that it now intends to participate in the request for proposal (RFP) ...

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Nagasaki to discuss new Japan IR timeline with operators

Nagasaki Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura has promised to listen to the concerns of the prefecture’s potential IR operator partners in progressing its bid to develop an integrated resort following news that the national submissions period had been delayed by nine months. Originally scheduled to take place from 4 January to 30 July 2021, the Japan Tourism Agency announced last week ...

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Japan could delay national IR process for another 6-12 months

Bad news is brewing for Japan’s casino hopefuls. Nagasaki authorities believe Japan’s national government is considering a delay to the integrated resort (IR) proposal process of anywhere from 6 to 12 months, GGRAsia reports. This information comes from a Nagasaki prefectural assembly meeting on September 28, where unidentified sources were cited believing a delay was being considered. That works for Nagasaki. ...

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Nagasaki says Japan govt mulling 6-12mth IR calendar delay

The Nagasaki authorities say that Japan’s national government is considering delaying – by between six and 12 months – the period to accept proposals for the development of integrated resorts in the country. A total of three casino resorts will be permitted nationally in a first phase of liberalisation. The policy has been presented as a form of stimulus for ...

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Nagasaki IR process delayed while Yokohama citizen groups plot opposition

Tags:  integrated resort, Japan, nagasaki, yokohama The resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with lingering opposition to upcoming integrated resorts (IRs), has created a tough spot for casino advocates. Nagasaki has now put it’s own Request for Proposal (RFP) process on hold, while opposition in Yokohama is stepping up. When Nagasaki released it’s Kyushu-Nagasaki IR Basic concept in April, it expected things to ...

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Nagasaki postpones RFP as PM’s resignation throws national policy into question

Nagasaki has announced that it will suspend its operator recruitment process regarding development of an integrated resort due to ongoing delays in release of the national government’s Basic Policy for IRs and the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The original intention was to kick off the Request for Proposal (RFP) process during the summer, but the impact of the coronavirus ...

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First tender process under new offshore wind law underway

 Introduction Background Summary of guidelines Other issues Outlook for offshore wind Introduction On 24 June 2020 the government commenced the first tender process under Japan’s new offshore wind law. Prospective developers have until 24 December 2020 to submit bids to construct, operate and decommission a floating wind project off the coast of Goto City, Nagasaki (the Goto project). Bids must comply with the Occupancy ...

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Nagasaki prefecture’s operator recruitment may be delayed with Japan’s Basic Policy

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura has warned that the prefecture’s Request for Proposal (RFP) could be delayed due to uncertainty over when the central government will release its IR Basic Policy. It had been expected that the country’s Basic Policy would be drafted and published by 26 July, two years after the promulgation of the IR Development Act, but as reported ...

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Nagasaki might consider delaying RFP process: report

Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture might consider delaying the start of its request-for-proposal (RFP) process for a tilt at hosting a casino resort scheme. That is according to media reports. Nagasaki Shimbun reported that Nagasaki governor Hodo Nakamura mentioned the possibility at an event on Tuesday. The official reportedly added a potential delay was linked to the fact that Japan’s national so-called basic policy ...

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Nagasaki prefecture to launch RFP as early as July

Nagasaki prefecture’s regular prefectural assembly was held on 26 June where it was concluded not to wait for the country’s basic IR policy draft to be finalised before proceeding with the prefecture’s Request for Proposal (RFP) process. As a result, Nagasaki’s RFP process could be launched as soon as July. According to the Nagasaki Shimbun, the prefecture initially stated its RFP request ...

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Nagasaki and Osaka Continue Attempts To Become Official IR Japan Candidates

The Integrated Resort of Japan has been planned for some time, but has faced many delays in the previous months. The country is still looking to push the project through new casino venues which will see three local cities become richer. The present state of affairs is in favour of Nagasaki and Osaka who have already lodged their project applications. Nagasaki ...

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Nagasaki Prefecture pushing ahead with integrated casino resort plan

In Japan and the government for Nagasaki Prefecture has reportedly announced that it still intends to have completed the request for proposal (RFP) stage of its plan to secure one of the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resort licenses by the end of this year. According to a Wednesday report from GGRAsia, the southern jurisdiction proclaimed that it aims ...

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Nagasaki Government Pushing Forward with Casino Plans, Seeks IR Partner by Winter

Officials in the Nagasaki prefecture will start the request-for-proposal (RFP) process for an integrated resort (IR) this summer, with hopes of choosing a casino partner this coming winter. Nagasaki governor Hodo Nakamura (center) celebrates winning a second term on Feb. 2, 2014. Nagasaki officials want to win one of three IR licenses available in Japan, which will allow the construction ...

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Nagasaki targeting summer RFP launch as explanatory meetings with operators conclude

The three-week Request for Proposal (RFP) explanatory meeting period hosted by Nagasaki with its candidate IR operators has come to an end, with the prefecture telling Inside Asian Gaming, “Many face-to-face meetings were held right up to the last day and we exchanged some very meaningful opinions.” The current plan, according to Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura, is to start the RFP ...

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Nagasaki pushes forward with IR dreams, Osaka still on hold

If and when Japan is able to finally move forward with its plans to allow three integrated resorts (IR) to appear on the horizon, the prefectures of Osaka and Nagasaki are expected to be at the top of the list of potential candidates. Both came out the gate strong, highly motivated and determined to reach the finish line in record ...

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Nagasaki eyes summer start on casino RFP, partner by winter

Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture still intends to start “in summer” a request-for-proposal (RFP) process to identify possible private-sector partners for the local government’s tilt at hosting a casino resort. By “winter” this year it hopes to have selected a partner, according to Nagasaki’s governor Hodo Nakamura, cited in a memo to GGRAsia from the Integrated Resort Promotion Division of the Nagasaki prefectural government In ...

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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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Nagasaki to brief all operators on RFP policy for IR development

Nagasaki prefecture has announced that it will hold a series of implementation policy briefing sessions for its RFP (Request for Proposal), which will act as a reference for selecting an operator with which to pursue an IR bid. The briefings will be held between 1 and 19 June 2020 with one hour planned for each individual operator. They will include ...

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Nagasaki Prefecture Integrated Casino Resort Plan Still Going Strong Despite the Coronavirus Crisis

Nagasaki Prefecture Integrated Casino Resort Plan Still Going Strong As revealed several days ago by the government responsible for Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan, the prefecture’s officials are still intent on launching the RFP or request for the proposal stage of its already devised plan which revolves around securing one of coming Japanese trio of fully integrated casino resort licenses. This ...

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Nagasaki to postpone RFP start due to COVID-19

Nagasaki prefecture is set to postpone the start of its RFP until after spring, IAG has learned. According to a prefectural official, “Considering the difficulties in cities and regions across the world, we have decided to no longer hold our RFP this spring, and we are considering the optimum schedule while maintaining flexibility throughout the entire process, including RFP. “The RFP ...

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Nagasaki delaying RFP process amid Covid-19 woes

Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture says it will now launch in a “couple of months” – instead of the previously-mentioned spring time frame – its request-for-proposal (RFP) phase to find private-sector partners in its tilt at having a casino resort. That is according to information relayed to GGRAsia from the local government. “At this moment, our main priority is to look at the IR [integrated ...

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