Genting Singapore spreads bets, targets Osaka IR bid

Yumeshima island in Osaka Bay in 2014. Osaka proposed the reclaimed island as a casino resort site, for what could potentially be Japan's first integrated resort. Japan's third-biggest metropolis is the current front runner for one of three coveted l
Yumeshima island in Osaka Bay in 2014. Osaka proposed the reclaimed island as a casino resort site, for what could potentially be Japan's first integrated resort. Japan's third-biggest metropolis is the current front runner for one of three coveted licences that will eventually be made available by the Japanese government.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

S'pore-listed operator among seven major players that registered for request-for-concept

Genting Singapore has joined the race to secure a hotly contested gaming licence at the proposed Osaka Integrated Resort (IR), as part of its diversification strategy for long-term growth.

The Singapore-listed operator of Resorts World Sentosa is among seven major players that registered for the request-for-concept (RFC) at what could potentially be Japan's first IR. The others are said to be MGM Resorts, Melco Resorts, Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands, according to gaming magazine Inside Asian Gaming.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2019, with the headline 'Genting Singapore spreads bets, targets Osaka IR bid'. Print Edition | Subscribe