Casino operators eye Yokohama
Officials in Yokohama say 22 companies have joined the RFI process for developing property in the region, which could include a casino.
Nine of the companies are integrated resort operators and six more are domestic property developers.
Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan.
U.S.-based MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) have all expressed interest in opening casinos in Japan.
The Yokohama, is referred to as “Hamakko” in Japanese. It is a port city south of Tokyo. The total population of Yokohama is 3.7 million persons, making the city the second largest after Tokyo’s 23 Wards.
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