As part of the change in the law in Austria, Casinos Austria could have to dismantle all slot machines. A replacement must of course be found for the lost sales. Casinos Austria may have the chance to build the planned casino resort in Nagasaki.
Japan has planned a casino resort for three locations. Several companies had applied for this, including Sands, Ceasars, Wynn Resorts, MGM and Mohegan . The fact that Casinos Austria had also applied was not made public at the beginning of the application process. Only now has it been published that this group has applied for the casino resort in Nagasaki and is now on the shortlist.
Five corporations applied for this location. Two of them have already been eliminated in the preliminary round. But who, apart from Casinos Austria, is still in the running? This is The Niki and Chyau Fwu Group and Oshidori International Development Ltd . The second-named group comes from Hong Kong, while the first group is of Japanese-Taiwanese origin.
Much more interesting, however, is that neither company has any gaming experience whatsoever. That may also be the reason why Casinos Austria has relatively good chances. It should also be noted that a few weeks ago Oshidori decided to work closely with Mohegan . Mohegan also applied for Nagasaki and has ample experience in the gambling industry.
Casinos Austria announced plans
Should Casinos Austria win the contract, no splendid casino resort would be created. The spokesman for Casinos Austria International Japan recently announced that they did not want to create a location that expresses the pomp of Macau or Las Vegas. The aim is to create a European-style resort that offers additional incentives for meetings, conferences and exhibitions.
In addition, Casinos Austrias would like to integrate the following:
- a spa area that also offers state-of-the-art medical therapies
- a philharmonic orchestra in the Austrian style
It has also already been decided which architect the group would like to work with. The choice fell on Kengo Kuma, an architect who is highly regarded in Japan.
A few weeks ago it was announced that the decision on an applicant would not be made until the summer of 2021. This is because the three remaining applicants have to go through a second round. The corporations are then checked for their suitability and integrity . This test is carried out by an independent research company.