November's MGS Entertainment Show 2016 To Focus on Japan

Published October 3, 2016 by Lee R

November's MGS Entertainment Show 2016 To Focus on Japan

An Osaka University expert will lead a contemporary look at the market.

The long-running debate surrounding legalisation of casinos in Japan is heating as high ranking politicians, analysts and leading corporations place weigh on in on a prospective shift towards new legislation. 

MGS Value

New indications of a favourable outcome position November’s MGS Summit (15-17/11) in the ideal calendar spot for high profile discussion of the prospects of a globalized gaming market.   

Expert Insight on Change

This year’s MGS Summit will bring together leading international industry experts to address the opportunities for the Japanese sector as it builds towards impending deregulation in the wake of the momentum of Japan’s Integrated Resorts bill. The specialist panel dedicated to the issue of the Japanese market and Casino Legislation affords a real opportunity for close inspection of all options for legislative change.

Japanese Summit

A highlight session looks to be the Japanese Summit, which will offer featured insights from Osaka University center of amusement industries director Toru Mihara, who is set to discuss prospects for casino resorts in the region; current regulatory pitfalls for casinos in Japan; the reason for the country´s reluctance to drive change in recent years; and what the Japan market will bring to the global casino industry.

Regulatory Framework Revealed

Summit co-ordinator Alvin Law explains the framework of the Japanese session at this year’s MGS Summit, saying that for the first time years, a real possibility exists that casino legislation in Japan “will finally be about to change,” further pointing out the world will be watching with great interest as the “MGS Summit delivers one of the most radical and provocative forums for debate on emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region.”

Key Summit Themes

Along with the panel, Mihara will discuss potential changes and provide fresh insight into the country´s historical barriers to legislation; provide new insight into how new casino legislation could benefit Japanese industries; and the potential impact such changes in Japan will have on “the manufacturing and operational sectors of the industry.”


Japan is one of the less known and discussed regions in terms of online gambling markets, and this is good chance to gain initial insights into the region´s impending opening of the market.

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