The Japanese prefecture of Nagasaki has selected Casinos Austria International to operate an integrated resort in the prefecture.
The operator has been selected as the “priority negotiation right holder”, meaning it will have first rihgts to negotiate with the prefecture’s government on terms to build the resort.
The resort is set to be built on the site of Huis den Bosch theme park in the city of Sasebo.
The resort will form part of Japan’s IR project, which was greenlit by the government in July 2018, and aims to encourage tourism with sites featuring multiple commercial and cultural attractions.
Legislation states that the resorts can dedicate no more than 3% of their floorspace to gambling, while local citizens will be required to pay an entry fee.
Initially, five companies put themselves forward, with all five invited to submit initial questionnaires.
However, this was reduced to three finalists – Casinos Austria International, Niki Chyau Fwu Group and Oshidori Internation..