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Sasebo Chamber of Commerce/Nagasaki Marine IR Promotion Council To Launch New IR Initiatives In Q3

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The Sasebo Chamber of Commerce/the Nagasaki Marine IR Council will launch multiple initiatives in September focused on the further development of an integrated resort within Nagasaki Prefecture. These events come after the successful Kyushu-Nagasaki IR Business Connect Seminar held in June and include both public and private sector as well as IR operator-focused initiatives.

The first initiative will be an open seminar focused on assisting companies in building their business plans, utilizing their resources to develop long-lasting relationships with IR operators and the development of the region. An expected attendance of approximately 50 to 100 people will include business owners and leaders in Sasebo and Nagasaki and will include multiple international speakers (to be announced shortly). The speakers, all existing vendors currently engaged with international IR operators, will work with the audience to help provide a blueprint for building relationships and ultimately engaging operators.

The second initiative will primarily focus on IR operators and will consist of a digital summit presentation by the Sasebo Chamber of Commerce/the Nagasaki Marine IR Promotion Council. This presentation will focus on further expanding the presentation given to operators by the Chamber of Commerce and will explain in detail the groups ideas related to operators and their engagement with the business community. Discussions will include staffing and training, local procurement plus business participation by the local business community and will be explained to operators who may wish to integrate aspects of the plan into a future strategy / RFP. Additionally, it will give opportunity to those companies who belong to the Sasebo Chamber of Commerce/ the Nagasaki Marine IR Promotion Council to state their thoughts and ideas directly to IR operators.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Aruze Gaming Installs Super Big Wheel at City of Dreams

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Aruze Gaming has installed its Super Big Wheel at City of Dreams. The installation forms part of a new ETG zone at City of Dreams and is one of two new Aruze products to be deployed on the main gaming floor, alongside Lucky Roulette.

Super Big Wheel is an X station platform with dual LCD screens. Players can select any of the six coloured areas on the area bet screen to bet on the side game, which also offers a chance at winning a jackpot.

Lucky Roulette is an immersive new roulette game that features an automated roulette wheel with evocative dynamic projection imaging. The three-dimensional visual experience combines the appeal of a traditional roulette.

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Mohegan Opens Office in Tomakomai, Japan

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Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has opened an office in Tomakomai, Japan. Mohegan plans to use the office both as a home base for its Japanese team and a showroom for Hokkaido residents to learn about IRs.

“At the Tomakomai Office, we plan to install not only the Mohegan company profile but also a book that summarizes Mohegan’s corporate philosophy and CSR and an IR vision book,” Mohegan said.

Mohegan recently revealed the first details of its Hokkaido IR concept, to be named INSPIRE Entertainment Resort Hokkaido and cost between US$3.5 billion and US$4.5 billion to build.

The INSPIRE name follows the theme adopted on Mohegan’s other international developments: INSPIRE Korea, set to be built in Incheon and INSPIRE Athens, a proposed IR concept in Greece.

The Hokkaido IR would include a unique museum celebrating the cultures of both the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut and the indigenous Ainu people of Japan. To be located in a forested area of Tomakomai, it would also offer various outdoor activities for guests such as horse riding and cross-country skiing.

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Malaysian Budget Increases Gambling Penalties

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Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has announced that the punishments for both gamblers and gambling operators will be increased as part of the country’s 2020 budget. The budget has also set out that the number of four-digit lottery draws per year run by the Number Forecast Operators (NFO) will be reduced from 11 to 8.

It has been found that the maximum penalty for those who gamble illegally will be increased 20-fold from RM5000 to RM100,000. In addition to this, where previously there was no minimum sentence for gambling under the Common Gaming Houses Act of 1953, it will be now carrying out a jail term of no less than six months.

The minimum penalty of RM1m replaces the former minimum penalty of RM5000 for illegal gambling operators. Operating illegal gambling previously carried a maximum penalty of RM50,000, however, no maximum penalty is mentioned in the new budget.

The budget did not detail any changes to the upper limit on prison sentences for online gamblers, however, which is also set at six months for players, or for illegal operators, for whom the maximum sentence is three years.

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