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Hokkaido awards Tomakomai priority status in IR Bid

The Japanese City Tomakomai, an industrial post on the country’s northern most island of Hokkaido, has moved a significant step closer to being a potential host for an integrated Resort, reported by the GGRAsia.

An Advisory panel to Hokkaido’s prefecture government has identified the city as the preferred site for an IR, and as a result given the region as a priority status.

It has been awarded priority status due to its close proximity to the new Chitose International Airport in addition to the city of Sapporo.

A number of major US based casino resort organisation expressed interest in the City of Tomakomai at a recent Hokkaido IR showcase event with Mohegan Sun and Hard Rock all participating.

Plans include monorail access from Chitose International Airport and an Authentic Ainu Village experience, designed to help raise awareness for the local indigenous Ainu people, as well as educating those who visit the proposed Japan Hard Rock Resort destination in the city of Tomakomai.

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