With numerous propositions currently on the table, Tokyo’s popular Odaiba area seems most promising solution for casino resort.
The highly popular waterfront that the area of Odaiba boasts is looking increasingly likely to become the site of a new massive construction project. The ambitious undertaking will feature an integrated resort, hotel, casino and a lavish convention center. In recent times, Japanese gambling laws have shown increased willingness to allow casino operations.
The prominent area has received 25.9 percent of votes from respondents, which came out on top of the list that included other potential areas. The Okinawa Prefecture came in second in the polls, as around 14.2 percent people voted for that part to become the site of the proposed casino and resort.
Osaka and Yokohama were among other options on the table
After that came Osaka and Yokohama, each commanding 13.2 and 10.5 percent respectively. The survey was carried out by an established advertising agency Hakuhodo Inc. which encompassed a rather large sample all over Japan. The voting took place online in March, where a total of 4,700 people expressed their preferred future gambling destination.
Gambling news reports that the ad agency believes that the Odaiba area has the potential to attract over 24 million visitors from within Japan every year. Current forecasts indicate that many of the proposed facilities would generate revenues of JPY 2.9 trillion ($28.4 million), which does not include figures for shopping sales and related businesses.