Tokyo will see a vast number of casino industry delegates descend on the city for the Japan Gaming Congress taking place on May 10-11 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Japan is ready to enter a new chapter in its history, as the country has finally legalized gaming, and the value of the sprouting market is being estimated at $40 billion. With so much money to go around, it is no wonder that everyone in the industry is looking to get their slice of the pie.
Japan to Become a New Gambling Hub in Asia?
The Japan Gaming Congress has come close to reach its capacity with less than 12 hours remaining for interested parties to register for the event. With more than 420 industry delegates confirming their presence, it is clear that this year's Congress will be of great significance for the future of the gaming industry in Japan.
The third largest economy in the world, Japan has all prerequisites to become a new gambling hub in Asia, and the passage of the Integrated Resort Promotion Bill cleared the path for this to become a reality. The new industry stands to create a significant boost for the economy of Japan, and the Congress will help shape the plans for the future.
Educational & Informational Two-day Forum
The Japan Gaming Congress 2017 promises to serve as an educational forum covering some of the burning issues concerning the nascent gaming industry in the country. Some of the topics to be covered include the licensing and regulation process, ways to tackle problem gambling, how to find the best locations for new integrated resorts to be built in the upcoming period, and much more.
With the likes of Mark Frissora of Caesars Entertainment, Masayo Watanabe of the IR Support Office, Ed Bowers from MGM Resorts Japan, and many other industry experts and insiders attending the Japan Gaming Congress 2017, there is no doubt that this will be one of the events that will help define and shape the future of the industry in the country.