MGM Resorts International Osaka bid for World Expo 2025

MGM Resorts International, the biggest American casino announced its newly-established MGM Resorts. Japan subsidiary has followed the competitor Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited to become an official partner. This is in the bid to bring 2025 World Expo to the city of Osaka.

Japanese officials hope to beat their competitors Paris, Yekaterinburg, and Baku in November. They hope to be selected to host the significant event in a new venue that will be constructed on an Island in Osaka Bay.

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International

In September, MGM Resorts International, based in Las Vegas, established its MGM Resorts Japan subsidiary. They have hope that the exhibition site will afterward be chosen as the home for Japans’ forthcoming integrated casino resorts that feature hotels, shopping arcades, galleries, convention facilities and also a casino.

President and Representative Officer for Tokyo-headquartered MGM Resorts Japan, Jason Hyland, described Osaka as ‘an outstanding choice’ to host the 2025 World Expo. This is because the city containing more than 19 million residents has ‘so much to offer’ including ‘great hospitality, excellent support, and the world’s technology leaders’.

MGM Resorts International – Japan

The Japan MGM Resort is proud to be an official partner.  And is ready to help with Osaka’s submission in cooperation with the government. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for MGM James Murren told Games Magazine the firm was ready to spend $9 billion. This is to bring a united casino resort to Yumeshima Island last month.  He made 15 trips to the nation over the years. He also held meetings with Osaka Mayor, Hirofumi Yoshimura with Ichiro Matsui, Governor for the Osaka Prefecture.

“We want to create something that reflects Japan’s cutting-edge technology and food culture,”- said Murren

He added -“I think regulatory, economic, cultural and social opportunities in Japan are greater than what is interesting in Philippine.”