Suncity, Clairvest All That Remain In Wakayama IR Race

  • Prefecture forges ahead despite COVID-19 measures
  • Suncity to face challenges over junket, China connections

Wakayama’s integrated resort (IR) campaign has dwindled to a two-horse race, with junket operator Suncity and Canadian private equity heavyweight Clairvest the only applicants to reach the prefecture’s document screening phase.

Wakayama Prefecture announced on Friday that it had received two applications for the preliminary phase of a selection process to find an IR partner, confirming the withdrawal of Philippine operator Bloomberry Resorts and French casino and hospitality stalwart Groupe Barrière.

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