Since the development of gambling city Macau, nothing significant has happened in the casino world anymore. New casinos were opened and some small, new markets were opened by casino operators, but there has been no major development like the introduction of gambling city Macau. However, this will change in the coming years. If Japan really knows how to develop into a new holiday destination for the casino enthusiast, analysts think that this country will overthrow Macau.
A long-term development
Yet it will take a while before it is that far. Not only does it take a long time to build the resorts in Japan, but it also takes a long time for the government to be ready for this development. There is progress in the area of casino licenses, but it is still going very slowly. Experts therefore expect that it may take a few years before the first resorts with casino really open. Some of them even speak of year numbers like 2025.
Everyone is going to Japan in 20 years
People who don't go to Las Vegas and want to visit a real casino destination will soon end up in Macau. Experts expect that this will be different in the long term, say in 20 or 30 years. They think that at that moment Macau will run empty and all casino lovers will go to Japan to take a chance.
Why? Japan is still a freer country than China is and will ever be. In fact, China is becoming more totalitarian with Xi Xingping in power every year. And because this man may remain king for the rest of his life, this will not change in the long run.
In addition, Xi Xingping wants to set up a national system for social creditworthiness. This system uses data to measure the honesty of government institutions, companies and even citizens. This creepy development definitely scares tourists. Chances are therefore that once Japan is a real gambling destination, Macau will be less high on the list of holidaymakers with a preference for casinos.