US-based casino operator Las Vegas Sands has already confirmed its plans for a casino license in Japan’s Yokohama prefecture.
However, revealing its plans for the casino project, the company’s Managing Director for Global Development, George Tanasijevich, said that they would develop a casino that will make people visit Yokohama again and again.
Tanasijevich said: “I want to create entertainment not yet seen before. I want to make Yokohama a place I want to visit over and over again.
“I want a Japanese partner and to develop a business understanding of what is needed in the area. I hope to be a welcome presence and enjoy growth along with Japanese business.”
He assured that the new casino would not only be a great tourist attraction but also be one of the top contributors to Yokohama’s economy.
The gambling operator confirmed that they have dropped their plans for a casino license in Osaka. Melco also announced to open an office in Yokohama, the third in Japan.
While a casino in Japan would be a favorite of many, that’s not how the Japanese people think of casinos in the country. A Jiji opinion survey has found that about 60 percent of the Japanese are not in favor of the casino gambling industry and that their major concern is public security.
The majority of people believe that allowing casinos in the country would pose a threat to public security.
The survey found that 57.9 pct of the participants disagreed with the plan, while only 26.6 pct agreed with it.