Japan Gaming Congress 2014

Event Type:Conference
When:14-16 May 2014
Where:Conrad Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
Audience:Land Based Gaming
Event Organizer:Clarion Events Ltd

The first of its kind, JgC is an opportunity for international and local businesses involved in the full supply chain to come together to help shape the casino legislation over the next 18 months. Take advantage of this unique opportunity - preparations must begin now!

Japan finally feels ready to get the ball rolling to allow Integrated Resorts (IRs) on its soil. According to most, this is the year when the Japanese DIET will approve a bill to legalise casino-resorts. The opportunity is huge. With the potential to become one of the biggest IR nations globally, Japan looks poised to finally eliminate regulatory barriers and green light construction of integrated casino resorts.

With one single IR having the potential to generate US$10bn its first year, operators are keeping a very close eye on a market that is likely to re-shape the gaming revenue pie in years to come. After a decade of deliberation government officials seem to be in agreement that casinos are necessary to boost the declining economic state of Japan and its tourism industry. The new national and licensing framework for Japan is sure to bring with it a whole raft of complex legal and technical requirements that need to be addressed before legislation become law.