Casinos Austria Reveal Nagasaki IR Plans

The Hyatt Hotel Group has been announced as a partner on Casinos Austria’s planned Nagasaki integrated resort, as the group releases more specifics of the project after being chosen as the region’s partner last week.

According to reports, the IR would feature a 9,000 square metre casino with 220 gambling tables and 2,200 slot machines, as well as eight hotels, some of which will be operated by Hyatt.

The IR would also include conference and exposition centres, as well as entertainment complexes, in collaboration with “reputable international partners such as the Hyatt Hotel Group and Japanese partners.”

The proposal will be constructed alongside the Dutch-themed Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo City, and will then be submitted to the federal government.

Award process milestone

Casinos Austria CEO Bettina Glatz-Kremsner said: “By passing this milestone in the award process in Japan, Casinos Austria International has once again demonstrated the kind of excellent reputation that the company enjoys abroad.

“After years of restructuring, CAI is back on track. Its know-how and expertise in the development and operation of such complex projects continue to be impressive.

“I wish Casinos Austria International, under Christoph Zurucker-Burda’s management, all the best and that they will be awarded one of the three licences next year, together with Nagasaki prefecture.”

Last week, Casinos Austria was reported to have received 697 points under the region’s RFP scoring system, placing the company ahead of Oshidori International Development in second place with 682.8 points and Niki Chyau (Parkview) Group in third place with 667.1 points.

However, this selection process comes after Oshidori, which was associated with Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, pulled out of the Nagasaki IR request for bids process.

The organisation, which was formed to construct an integrated resort in Sasebo City, claimed the application of “restrictive and unreasonable rules” as a justification for withdrawing unless improvements were made to ensure that the process was conducted ethically. The Nagasaki administration, on the other hand, said that no formal notice had been received.

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