Osaka in Japan has unveiled a draft implementation policy that lays out the criteria for the selection of a preferred operator of an integrated resort with a dedicated casino floor on the artificial Yumeshima island.
City officials also announced that they will launch a formal request for a proposals process in December. The winning participant will be announced by June 2020.
Japan legalised casino gambling in 2016. The nation’s government then passed the IR Implementation Bill in the summer of 2018, setting out the principles that will govern the establishment and the management of the Japanese casino market.