Tentative Schedule and Site Visits

Tentative Schedule and Site Visits

Note: Course schedule is tentative and may change.

Date Location Itinerary
Monday, May 18 Singapore Student Arrival – Welcome Dinner (Speaker)
Tuesday, May 19 Singapore Tour and Meetings.  Guided Tour of Marina Bay Sands, meeting with casino executives
Wednesday, May 20 Singapore Classroom Day. Developing and regulating casinos; the impact of casinos on economic growth in Singapore; fundamentals of Singapore gaming regulation; expected and unexpected ramifications of casino gaming; the social, economic and environmental impacts of casino gambling on the residents of Singapore; and casino taxation in Singapore.
Thursday, May 21 Travel day Student Arrival in Macau – Welcome Dinner (Speaker)
Friday, May 22 Macau Classroom Day -  Review of the Fundamentals of Casino Law Policy. History of Gambling in Macau, casinos as a tourism redevelopment strategy, Macau casinos and organized crime, fundamentals of Macau gaming regulation, expected and unexpected ramifications of casino gambling (good and bad), challenges and opportunities in the renewal of casino licenses and prevention of money laundering in Macau casinos.
Saturday, May 23 Macau Tour of Macau -  A guided tour including the Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, A-Ma Temple, Senado Square and Fortaleza do Monte (Monte Fortress) in the UNESCO World Heritage- listed Historic Centre of Macau. See old Macau and the original casino sites including Lisboa Casino, visit historic neighborhoods, see the new Cotai Strip, meet with a casino executive and a casino tour.
Sunday, May 24 Macau Free Day
Monday, May 25 Macau Tour and Meetings. Guided tour of Venetian Macau and MGM Macau, and discussions with casino executives.
Tuesday, May 26 Travel to Japan Travel Day
Wednesday, May 27 Tokyo Tokyo City Tour
Thursday, May 28 Tokyo Classroom Day: Integrated Resorts Debates in Japan: Overcoming the Obstacles to Legalizing Casinos in Japan; Integrating casinos within Asian tourism destination development strategy, Fundamentals of Japanese gaming regulation, dealing with problem gambling and existing gaming industries, Japanese casinos and organized crime, and choosing the location for casinos, policy and politics.
Friday, May 29 Tokyo Meetings: Visit with Konami, a pachinko parlor and the Japanese Ministry of Tourism. Tour of Konami followed by meeting with the management team to look at how the software company is run, with a focus on the new Japanese Casino Market. Visit to a pachinko parlor to see how this popular entertainment product works and what it means for competition with the casino industry. Finally, students will meet with officials from the ministry charged with regulating casino gaming to look at their preparations for the coming of the casino industry.

Closing Dinner (Speaker TBD)
Saturday, May 30   Students Return