In Japan and the government for Nagasaki Prefecture has reportedly detailed that it soon intends to launch the request for proposal (RFP) stage of its effort to secure one of the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resort licenses.
According to a report from GGRAsia, the southern jurisdiction wants to bring a Las Vegas-style development complete with a casino to a 74-acre plot of land next to the Huis Ten Bosch theme park and intends to begin accepting RFP proposals from potential partner operators sometime in January. The source explained that the Kyushu province moreover now envisions being able to pick a winning candidate by next winter in hopes of formally submitting its completed license application to federal selectors well in advance of a final July of 2022 deadline.
Nagasaki Prefecture reportedly released this updated timetable earlier today as part of a public consultation that is set to run until December 20 even as many of its likely rival bidders have slowed or halted their own selection processes due to the impacts of the recent coronavirus pandemic. The jurisdiction of approximately 1.3 million inhabitants has already attracted interest from a number of potential foreign operating partners such as European giant Casinos Austria International and is purportedly hoping to be able to begin welcoming guests to its envisioned casino-friendly establishment in as little as five years.
The release of this revised schedule reportedly also comes a little over a month after federal officials finally published the long-awaited ‘Basic Policy’ document to lay out the conclusive criteria for those jurisdictions hoping to win the right to host one of the country’s planned gambling-friendly projects. This purportedly preceded Japanese conglomerate Pixel Companyz Incorporated importantly announcing that it would be concentrating its integrated casino resort efforts on Nagasaki Prefecture possibly in partnership with Groupe Partouche and TTL Resorts Limited.