On 7th – 9th October, the Japan Gaming Congress will bring together law makers and thought leaders from around the world to Tokyo to discuss the legislative and cultural framework for regulating land based gaming in Japan.

Last year’s event set an industry precedent with a panel of some of the world’s top international operators including Las Vegas Sands, Bloomberry Resorts, MGM and Wynn all sharing their views on the proposed IR plans.

This year we will be building on these exclusive insights by bringing the key local and central legislative influencers into the conversation, allowing you to get the complete view on what the future Japanese MICE economy will look like.

Leading Speakers

Toru Mihara
The Institute of Amusement Industry Studies, Osaka University of Commerce
Michael Leven
President and Chief Operating Officer
Las Vegas Sands
Masaru Sugiyama
Goldman Sachs Japan Co. Ltd
See the full speaker list here

Key Topics


  • What regulatory approach will Japan likely deliver expected results?
  • Future impact on Tourism & Entertainment to Japan
  • Investment insight into the evolution of IRs and the Asian gaming consumer
  • Approval/licencing procedures for all gaming manufacturers doing business in Japan
  • Market Potential - is Japan on the roadmap to deliver the high expectations?

View the programme and download the agenda here

Latest news

Key Japanese politicians confirmed for JgC

The forthcoming Japan Gaming Congress (14th – 16th May, Tokyo) has received a major endorsement with confirmation that three House of Representatives from the LDP Party have been confirmed for the opening key note discussion taking place on Thursday 15th May. The three senior and influential...

Clarion is delighted to confirm Solaire's lead sponsorship of JgC

The Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) is delighted to confirm that Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, developers, owners and operators of the Solaire Resort, Manila, have confirmed as Lead Sponsor. Thomas Arasi, President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Director of Bloomberry Resorts commented on the...

Aruze confirm their support for the Japan Gaming Congress

The Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) continues to receive high level support from gaming's leading players following confirmation that Aruze has joined its roster of influential sponsors and supporters.

Aruze said: "We are excited about the new market potential for gaming in Japan. We are...



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