Japan-based gaming equipment supplier Sega Sammy Creation Inc says it has plans to expand its footprint in Southeast Asia with new slot machines and smaller electronic table games (ETGs).
Despite Japan’s reputation for being one of the most welcoming nations for fintech, online crypto gambling has struggled to take off in light of the country’s strict regulation.
Japan’s casino launch timeline faces further delays after the government opted to postpone the formation of a new regulatory body
MGM Resorts is constantly looking to expand its global profile. It sees the Osaka opportunity as the ideal vehicle to cement the company in the core of the Asian market.
Japan has been a leader in the video game market for decades, but despite the competitive legacy of arcade games in the country, the modern esports boom hasn’t resonated as strongly as it has elsewhere in the world.
“We will create a healthy society by implementing thoroughly measures based on the basic plan in order to prevent people from finding themselves in difficult situations,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga during a government meeting.