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eSports market of Japan grows 13-fold last year

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According to gaming industry publisher Gzbrain Inc, Japan’s eSports market has grown by 13-fold to touch ¥4.8 billion (about $42.5 million) this year.

There has been a massive jump in revenue since competitive video gaming was legalised in February. The Japan Esports Union has also been set up, which provides professional licenses to gamers.

A number of new competitions have been planned. All these will make Japan’s eSports fan base to grow further. The industry forecast is that the domestic market will touch about $90 million in 2022.

Source: Latest News on European Gaming Media Network

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Las Vegas Sands pushes hard to get Japanese IR license

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Las Vegas Sands President courts Osaka officials, pitches multi-billion-dollar integrated resort plan.

Robert Goldstein, the president of US-based casino company Las Vegas Sands, has held meeting with Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui and Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura to present the company’s plans for building and running a casino in Osaka. Osaka is tipped to be one of the three locations for which the newly announced IR licenses will be issued.

Goldstein briefed the officials about Las Vegas Sands’ success in the international gambling markets and company’s plans for investment in building an greatest integrated resort in Osaka. Sand now has casino facilities in Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore.

Las Vegas Sands is willing to invest more than $10 billion for an IR facility in Japan.

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Caesars Entertainment hopeful of winning Japan license

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Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive VP of Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment, is confident of winning the license for Japanese Integrated Resort (IR) licenses. The Japanese government has decided to issue three IR licenses for yet to be decided provinces. A number of international gambling operators are jostling to obtain one of the three licenses.

Blackhurst says that Caesars is right on track to win one of the three available licenses.

She said: “This is probably the single most important market to open in the last decade for sure, maybe the last two decades.”

Jones Blackhurst shot into prominence when she became Las Vegas’ first female mayor in 1991. She joined Caesars after serving two terms as mayor.

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China has set up an ethics committee to review online games

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China has formed an “ethics assessment committee,” which will review online games before their release in the country.

The committee comprises online gaming experts and researchers from government departments, industry institutions, and media outlets.

The committee evaluates online titles that might “arouse social concerns and those that have already stirred controversies.”

So far the committee has examined 20 games and denied approval for nine games and sent back the remaining 11 games for amendment.

China has been clamping down on fresh game content since August (at the very least), with regulators in the country refusing to issue new game licenses in an apparent attempt to combat near-sightedness in children and teens and quell addiction fears.

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