Oshidori International, Mohegan Gaming’s partner for the Nagasaki integrated resort (IR) bid, plans to pull out of the race due to the prefecture’s supposedly unreasonable demands.
“The restrictions imposed by Nagasaki Prefecture are unreasonable, and at present it is not possible to conduct business in a rational and effective manner,” Oshidori International said in a statement.
“Oshidori has encountered several incidents that make it question whether there have been serious ethical irregularities in the RFP process and it is only interested in participating in a process that has the highest integrity, and that is professional, transparent and based on merit.”
However, the Nagasaki Government stated it hasn’t received any official notice of withdrawal and plans to carry out the selection process as scheduled.
After starting with seven interested parties, Nagasaki’s RFP process currently has only three possible partners: Oshidori, Niki Chyau Fwu (Parkview) Group and Casinos Austria International Japan.