Category Archives: Kazuo Okada

Japan: The impossible happens

Just when even Wall Street analysts were giving up hope — and ahead of schedule — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got a casino-legalization bill through the Diet. This isn’t the end of the process, although casinos are now legal, … Continue reading

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Land of the Rising Hopes; Delaware racinos struggle

It will take a constitutional amendment to make it happen but casinos could be back on the political agenda in Japan. In a promising development, he strengthened his position in the Diet, apparently freeing his Liberal Democratic Party from its … Continue reading

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Tribal gaming reaches new high; New concept for Railroad Pass

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Last year was the best ever for tribal casinos, up 5% from 2014, coming in just a bit shy of $30 billion. Recent efforts to align tribal and private-sector casino interests come at a time … Continue reading

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Major policy change strikes Philippines entrepreneurs

Just when Melco Crown Entertainment and other operators have gone heavily into the Manila market, they stand to take a hit from a potential Philippine Amusement & Gaming policy change that would end the Pagor’s monopoly on casino gambling outside … Continue reading

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McCain, NIGC butt heads; Paper Tiger

U.S. senators put the squeeze on the National Indian Gaming Commission and allies like the National Indian Gaming Association at a recent hearing. Sen. John Barrasso (R) put the gripes in a nutshell when he said, “The commission is not effectively … Continue reading

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Et tu, Harry?; It’s a new era in Manila

Now that Sen. Harry Reid (D) has one foot out the door on Capitol Hill, he’s turning on the casino companies — particularly Caesars Entertainment — that helped him stay in power five years ago. Just when Sen. Lindsey Graham‘s … Continue reading

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Case Bets: Okada, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ruffin

It’s been a good week for Kazuo Okada. The boss of Universal Entertainment Corp. announced that investigations of him in Japan and the Philippines had closed and given him a clean bill of health. The probes were set off by … Continue reading

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Straub’s new plan for Revel; Elaine Wynn gets rude treatment

Glenn Straub may be America’s newest casino owner but he’s quickly emerging as its most unpredictable. While he plans to reopen the gambling component of Revel, his latest brainwave is to add an anti-aging institution. Details are sketchy at present, … Continue reading

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Working-class hero; Caesars courts Philippines

Having thrown its workforce to the wolves as part of its bankruptcy plan — one that may not ultimately save any jobs — Trump Entertainment Resorts has pissed off the wrong guy: state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D). Chief creditor Carl … Continue reading

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Okada going slowly; Mixed news in Indiana

Kazuo Okada is butting heads with the Philippine government again. The latter says Okada has to have Marina Bay Resorts open by March of next year or forfeit a $2 million guarantee. Okada, whose project has been dogged by regulatory … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain low; Crouching Tiger, hidden ownership

A study by — you guessed — proponents of a racino in Colorado is projecting some hard-to-believe numbers,  contingent upon Arapahoe Park being approved for casino gambling in November. They’re predicting $418 million in statewide economic impact, including $114 million … Continue reading

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