A delegation from the Japanese Casino Regulatory Commission met with members of the Nevada Gaming Regulatory Commission on Aug. 28. The latter is one of the gaming regulators in the U.S. state of Nevada, which is home to the Las Vegas Strip.
The two sides “discussed how to effectively regulate each jurisdiction” at the meeting, according to a social media post Tuesday (pictured) on the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s official LinkedIn account.
The post included Chairman Michio Kitamura and Commissioner Hirofumi Kitamura in the delegation of the Japanese Casino Regulatory Commission.
The Japan Casino Regulatory Commission is an organization that oversees Japan’s fledgling casino industry. It has just over 160 employees.
It is highly unlikely that a casino resort will operate in Japan before the next decade begins.
Osaka authorities hope to open a resort integrated with casinos in the “fall of 2030” in partnership with MGM Resorts International, an American game management company, and Japan’s Orix Corp. MGM Resorts described the plan as a “$10 billion” project.
MGM Resorts is one of the largest casino operators in Nevada.