PH Resorts taps Japanese junket operator for Cebu casino

Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc., the gaming and tourism company of Dennis Uy, has tapped a Japanese junket operator for its Emerald Bay integrated resort in Mactan, Cebu.

The company signed a letter of intent (LOI) with ASKI Japan Ltd., an affiliate of Global Mix Corp., which provides integrated resort consulting services in Japan.

ASKI Japan provides junket and VIP gaming services for Japanese players within Asia, which include junket operations in Paradise City, Paradise Casino Busan in Korea as well as in two integrated resorts in Entertainment City in the Philippines under the Friday Club brand.

ASKI Japan CEO Nobuhiro Imigi and COO José Angel Sueiro signed the LOI which would form the basis for ASKI to be a potential junket operator in Emerald Bay.

“We are very excited to get ASKI as a potential partner in the junket and VIP segment of Emerald Bay. The Japanese are no strangers to the Philippines, particularly Cebu, and we believe that Emerald Bay will be a very welcome attraction to them when it opens,” Sueiro said.

Imigi said his group wants to hit the ground running when the tourism and gaming industry recovers from the pandemic.

“Our players are always looking for new and fun gaming destinations and Emerald Bay fits the bill with its convenient location just a few minutes from the airport and with a long and beautiful beachfront feature,” he said.

Upon completion of the first phase, Emerald Bay will feature 122 gaming tables for mass, premium mass and junkets, 600 electronic gaming machines (EGM) and 270 hotel room bays.

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