Showing the shape of things to come, MGM Resorts International is working with Japan finance giant Orix to pursue a casino resort in Osaka. It’s inevitable that Japan’s corporate giants will want a piece of these so-called integrated resorts, one of that nation’s biggest economic opportunities. MGM was smart to get a solid partner and, according to reports, have an equal share of the deal with Orix. Stay tuned for more on Osaka and MGM.
Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.