Tag Archives: Japan

Banzai! Mark Frissora & Caesars executive team visit Japan

Mark Frissora, the President & CEO of Caesars Entertainment, continues his quest to win a Japanese ‘integrated resorts’ licence, a key initiative for expanding Caesars footprint beyond US shores. Last week, Frissora and Caesars senior executive team visited Japan, to gain cultural learnings, in a market that has been branded Asian gambling’s next ‘holy grail’. During the visit, Caesars announced …

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Cherry AB positive on 2018 outlook following year of tough ComeOn integrations

Closing its full-year 2017 accounts, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Cherry AB reports solid growth, despite its operational restructure to acquired asset ComeOn. Publishing its full-year 2017 results, Cherry records a group revenue increase of 104% to SEK 2,252 million (FY 2016: SEK 1,102 million), with organic assets contributing 27% of revenue share. A strong revenue performance would see Cherry declare …

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Caesars forms heavyweight Advisory Committee to lead Japan bid

US gambling operator Caesars Entertainment is increasing its focus on winning a Japan ‘integrated resorts’ licence, forming a strategic ‘Japan Advisory Committee’. Global gambling stakeholders are closely monitoring Japan movements, as the Shinzo Abe government drafts the new ‘Integrated Resorts’ bill, allowing for Japan’s first casinos to be operated in ‘selected large-scale’ leisure complexes, which will cater for hotels, gaming …

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Business Briefs – featuring loopholes, knockouts and whip cracks

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This latest edition features a returning gaming congress, partnerships, expansions and huge fines being issued in the USA. Atlantic City to train youths Fifteen minority youths in Atlantic City are to receive speciality construction based training, courtesy of a new 12 week initiative. Upon completion a jobs connection with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be made, with the company’s …

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Australia geared for “the race that stops a nation”

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A crowd of 100,000 people are expected to descend on Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. ‘The race that stops a nation’ is the most prosperous handicap race in the world, with prize money of $6.2m available this year, and a rich history dating back over 150 years. Ahead of the race, at 4am tomorrow (Tuesday 7th November) …

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Holy Grail! Adelson prepared to invest $10 billion in Japanese casino resort

US business news sources have reported that billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson will potentially invest up to $10 billion should Las Vegas Sands Corporation be granted an ‘integrated resorts’ license by the Japanese government. “It would be at least what we paid in Singapore, $6 billion including the land, but it could be as much as $10 billion,” Sheldon Adelson …

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Top of the Slots! Ganapati launches game themed on Japanese YouTube hit ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’

New industry slots and games developer, Ganapati, has reached an agreement to launch a game around the hit Japanese single Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen. The single was released by singer-songwriter PIKOTARO, and was produced by superstar comedian Daimaou Kosaka. The single was released on YouTube back in August 2016 and has reached 110 million views. With 96,000 related videos uploaded, the total number …

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London Baby Ice Breaker…Richard Hogg – Ganapati

Japanese casino games developer Ganapati the platinum sponsor for London Baby 2017 (7 February – Café de Paris Leicester Square) has major ambitions in bringing added diversity and flair to the industry operators’ current games portfolio. Opening the London Baby ‘Ice Breaker’ series, Ganapati’s Richard Hogg tells SBC readers what he believes will dominate 2017’s industry agenda and discussion. ______________________________ SBC:  What …

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Cherry’s Game Lounge launches first Japanese affiliate website

Cherry Gaming’s industry performance marketing subsidiary Game Lounge has confirmed the launch of its first Japanese affiliate website; JapaneseCasino.com (www.japanesecasino.com) Launched last week, the website aims to produce the best content and information for Japanese online gambling consumers. Game Lounge management stated that it had spent numerous months researching the market in order to adapt its product to localised needs …

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Perform’s DAZN sport network launches in Japan

Continuing the expansion of its new DAZN Network, Perform Group has today announced the launch of the live sport streaming service for the Japanese market. Perform governance had secured J-League football streaming rights this July, as the DAZN network enters the Japanese market offering a comprehensive HD sports package for ¥1,750 (£13.50). DAZN Japan will further include content for European …

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