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Casino giants prep for Japan gambling

Legalized gambling in Japan could generate $40B in annual revenue, according to a rosy forecast from CLSA.

The figure is over 6X what Las Vegas churned up last year.

The legislation timetable in Japan is for the lower house to start debating a casino bill in late April before putting it up for a vote in front of the full parliament in June.

MGM Resorts (MGM -0.5%), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), and Caesars Entertainment (CZR +2.5%) are all looking for a strategic local partner in the region.

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  • idkmybffjill
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    Don't forget LVS.


    Adelson wants in bad too:
    25 Feb 2014, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • berniespear
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    The Japanese LOOOOVVVEEEE their gambling.
    25 Feb 2014, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    Certainly interesting.....and surprising to me given their culture and natural dispositions. Hmm...
    25 Feb 2014, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • jensan96
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    Lvs can afford from one years 2014 or 2015 Ebitda to leverage the whole Japanese casino downpayment by themselves for a 10 billion dollar casino. Which is 3x the cost of their Venetian or Parisian hotel.


    Lvs return for the Parisian is projected to be repaid in 3 years. Caesars, MGM do not have as much understanding of the Asian marketplace, so require Asian partners. Wynn , in my opinion is perfect for Japan's one top scale facility for the cream clientele in the Japanese area


    Melco , is good , Lvs is better and Wynn is the top end with the fourth casino in Osaka to be given to a combination of Genting/ MGM with Caesars looking from the outside in
    25 Feb 2014, 04:04 PM Reply Like
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