MGM-Japan casino in 2025?

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 AM

Jim Murren, chairman of MGM Resorts International (MGM), at a Tokyo gaming presentation, has indicated any consortium it might work with to build a gaming resort in that country was likely to be “Japanese-led.”

The website for GGR Asia reports that at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Japan Conference last week, Murren pointed toward 2025 as the opening date for an initial casino resort or resorts in Japan.

“We commit to being a good partner to Japanese companies in a Japanese-led IR [integrated resort] consortium,” Murren said, adding that local-government selection of business-operator partners was likely to be in 2018, with casino concession awards and license approvals from Japan’s national government likely in 2019.