Nagasaki prefecture has announced it will start operator recruitment for its IR bid by the end of the month.
According to the Nagasaki Shimbun, an official from the prefecture’s Tourism, Promotion and Transportation Measures Special Committee stated, “Nagasaki set an operator selection period of some time in summer and the procedure will have to begin by the end of July or we will not meet the schedule,” expressing an urgency to draft recruitment guidelines.
The deadline for recruitment is expected to be around the end of August. Once documents have been submitted by candidate operators and evaluated by the examination committee, the prefecture “hopes to select an operator by February of next year.”
Three candidate operators have expressed interest in developing a Nagasaki IR: Oshidori International, Casinos Austria International and Japan’s Current Corp in partnership with Get Nice.