Casinos Austria International Japan (CAIJ) has released a summary for its proposed integrated resort (IR) to be located in Kyushu/Nagasaki, at Sasebo city’s Huis Ten Bosch. A statement from CAIJ management said: ““With the full support of Casinos Austria International, we will construct an integrated resort that appeals to all, with safety and security as the top priorities. We will come together with Nagasaki prefecture and Kyushu’s corporations to create an area development plan in order to gain approval for Kyushu/Nagasaki as an IR area, and we will strive to achieve the highest level of business operations in the world, focusing first and foremost on ensuring thorough compliance and exclusion of all harmful influences, allowing absolutely no unlawfulness, bribery or corruption.”
The proposal broadly states that in cooperation with Kyushu/Nagasaki companies, CAIJ aims to build a world-class IR with a traditional sense of luxury that will lead to a wave of economic effects throughout all of Kyushu. If approved, the Nagasaki IR will cost JPY350bn (US$3.2bn) and draw up to 8.4m annual visitors, leading to the creation of 30,000 jobs and creating an economic ripple effect of approximately JPY320bn (US$2.9bn). The overall concept focuses on multiple indoor facilities using modern Japan as a base theme, a European style casino designed in the Austrian style as a ‘grown-up social meeting place’ and a luxurious foreign-run hotel as selling points. CAIJ also points out, “We promote attracting customers and long stays based on a wide range of highly appealing attractions and data.” Nagasaki and CAIJ are now working together for national certification through the application process, which started on Friday and will continue to April 2022.