Casinos Austria International has released first details about its planned integrated resort project in Nagasaki, Japan, claiming it will feature eight hotels including some by Hyatt Hotel Group.
The European casino operator was this week named Nagasaki prefecture’s preferred candidate to develop an IR in Sasebo City, narrowly finishing ahead of bids by Oshidori International Development and local consortium NIKI Chyau Fwu (Parkview) Group under the RFP scoring system.
Casinos Austria has subsequently provided some insight into its IR plans, which will include a 9,000 square meter casino with 220 gaming tables and 2,200 slot machines, “offering a gaming experience of the highest international standards.”
It’s notable that such a massive casino project would dwarf anything Casinos Austria operates currently, with the company’s corporate website stating that the 25 casinos under its purview boast a total of 230 tables and 3,200 slot machines between them.
The IR itself will see eight hotels with conference and exhibition centres and entertainment complexes in cooperation with “reputable international partners such as the Hyatt Hotel Group as well as Japanese partners.”
Casinos Austria’s CEO Bettina Glatz-Kremsner said, “By passing this milestone in the award process in Japan, Casinos Austria International has once again demonstrated the kind of excellent reputation that the company enjoys abroad.
“After years of restructuring, CAI is back on track. Its know-how and expertise in the development and operation of such complex projects continue to be impressive.
“I wish Casinos Austria International, under Christoph Zurucker-Burda’s management, all the best and that they will be awarded one of the three licences next year, together with Nagasaki Prefecture.”