The second-largest city in Japan according to its population, Yokohama is fully set to host a grandeur event that will take place later this week. This event has been carefully designed to give all interested parties all of the necessary information which they could need to help the city secure one of a trio of Japanese coming fully integrated casino resort licenses.
According to one report released by Inside Asian Gaming, this is the very first Japan IR Expo and it is scheduled to kick off in just several days from the luxurious, 287,960 square feet Pacifico Yokohama center. As reported, the event will feature a massive assortment of seminars and exhibitions available to everyone who is looking forward to entering the growing Japanese casino gaming and entertainment market.
The Two-Day Extravaganza by the Integrated Resort Yokohama Promotion Council
As reported by the Inside Asian Gaming news outlet, the two-day event is organized by the nation’s Integrated Resort Yokohama Promotion Council alongside a local trade who specialist, the Innovent Incorporated company. The event’s organizers expect to welcome around 10,000 guests that will be offered an impressive catalog of product display and networking opportunities.
Commenting on the news, Innovent Incorporated officials shared their thoughts in one of the company’s official statements. The statement reads that the impressive immersion of the nation’s fully integrated resort market is becoming a reality which leads to a significantly higher demand for different trade fairs in the entire nation’s business community. The company’s officials also said that they will be holding this expo in Yokohama with all of the services and products included which are essential to achieving a luxurious integrated resort and additional accommodations under one roof.
Representatives of Numerous Casino Operators Due to Attend the Event
It was also reported that representatives from many international casino operators including the biggest brands such as Wynn Resorts Limited, Genting Malaysia Berhad and Las Vegas Sands Corporation are also due to attend the Yokohama IR Expo event alongside several local technology brands such as Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, and Panasonic Corporation.
Even though the majority of gambling activities are illegal in the country, the collation of Shinzo Abe as the government Prime Minister will see this nation of around 126 million citizens become home to a trio of Las Vegas-styled fully integrated casino resorts. This legislation was passed back in July of 2018 and it allows a trio of fully integrated casino resorts to feature hotels, comprehensive gaming floors as well as several exhibition facilities.
This process is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and the city of Yokohama is hoping to be selected and win the right to construct and operate such a venue which is planned for a one hundred and sixty-acre parcel of land located very near to Yamashita Park.
Nonetheless, the city of Yokohama which is the most populous Japan municipality is facing serious competition from several other communities which are also interested in bringing fully integrated casino resorts into their communities including Sasebo and Osaka. As reported, Sasebo and Osaka are also looking forward to the upcoming Yokohama IR Expo as the communities’ officials want to provide some additional insights into their plans and potentially engender bigger international and local backing to boost their efforts.