Genting Singapore inks deal with Canon

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Genting Singapore inks deal with Canon

Genting Singapore Limited have announced the signing of an agreement with Canon Inc to form a partnership relating to “cutting edge technologies, products and solutions” for an IR.

Asgam reports the agreement includes the implementation of Canon’s intelligent surveillance, security and video solutions to be utilised on the gaming floor and at other attractions at Resorts World Sentosa.

Aside from boosting security and surveillance, the technology will also allow for the production of new content related to attractions at RWS, such as experience based entertainment and imagery for social media.

Genting Singapore recently launched a US$3.3 billion expansion of RWS and is actively bidding to win one of three licenses to develop an integrated resort in Japan.

News of its latest Canon collaboration was widely distributed to Japanese media, including IAG Japan.

“For the 10 years since we started RWS, Canon has been one of Genting’s top office equipment suppliers,” said Nanami Kasasaki, chief corporate officer of Genting Singapore.

“We are very pleased that this two-way partnership will deepen our cooperation in the future. We look forward to working with Canon to take on the world’s best and most innovative, next generation integrated resort development.”

Canon executive officer and president of Canon Singapore added: “I’m very pleased that this collaboration with Genting can be extended to surveillance and security business with intelligent functions.

“Our state-of-the-art camera equipment and intelligent solutions are certified to comply with Singapore’s stringent regulatory requirements and are very appropriate for installation and use at RWS.

“The collaboration with Genting also includes the implementation of Canon’s video solution technology to RWS’ front line entertainment facilities. We are confident that Canon’s projection mapping and content solutions will provide a unique experience for guests throughout the entire resort.”

Genting and Canon will introduce new monitoring and security related solutions this year.

Genting focuses on Yokohama project

It has been reported today that integrated resorts developer Genting Singapore has stated that it will focus its efforts and resources in Japan on Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city by population.

Casino Buzz reported in February that a Genting Singapore spokesperson said: “While Genting Singapore participated in the Osaka RFC; after reviewing and considering shareholder feedback, it did not register for the Osaka RFP, for which registration closed on February 14.”

The government of Japan is set to issue three licences for three integrated resorts in the country.

“Genting Singapore will continue to engage in the ongoing RFC by Yokohama, and focus efforts and resources on delivering a compelling proposal which will make Yokohama a must-visit tourism destination, with particular prominence in MICE and leisure,” the spokesperson said.

Local government ministers in Yokohama announced last week that it would be releasing its draft policy next month and that a period of consultation would follow, with a finalised basic policy expected by June 2020.

Yokohama ready to set up IR committee

The government in the Japanese city of Yokohama last week said it would submit an ordinance to the city’s assembly to set up an independent selection committee to choose its private sector partner for a tilt at a casino resort.

GGR Asia reported earlier this month that such large-scale casino complexes are known in Japan as integrated resorts or “IRs”.

The committee will consist of seven people adjudged to be independent of the local government, but expert in matters related to IRs.

The committee will subsequently report to the city assembly regarding its work.

A maximum of three casino resorts will be allowed in Japan in a first phase of liberalisation, and cities or prefectures qualified to have one will need to make a bid to the national government once they have chosen commercial partners for such schemes.

Yokohama city is due to announce its IR implementation policy by the end of March and to launch its partner selection via a request-for-proposal process between April and December.

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