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RLC, Okada $1-billion casino project called off

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May 30, 2013

RLC, Okada $1-billion casino project called off

The $1-billion joint casino resort project of Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) and Okada-led Universal Entertainment Corp. that is supposed to rise in Entertainment City, Para?aque, in early 2015 has been called off.
In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange, RLC disclosed on Wednesday that upon mutual agreement, it has decided to call off its agreement with the Okada-led group concerning its joint project in Pagcor Entertainment City.

?RLC and Universal Entertainment have decided not to pursue discussions between them concerning the proposed development located in the Pagcor Entertainment City Project,? the property developer said in the corporate disclosure.

When sought for reaction, Frederick Go, RLC president and chief executive officer, only said ?no further explanations.?

For its part, Universal Entertainment disclosed at the Jasdaq Securities Exchange that ?if any events to be disclosed occurred in the future, we will promptly announce them,? confirming that the deal with RLC has indeed been postponed.

Jasdaq is the electronic security exchange based in Tokyo, where Universal Entertainment is listed.

In December last year, RLC announced its partnership with Universal Entertainment for Manila Bay Resorts, a $1-billion joint project that is set for completion in late 2014.

Henry Yap, general manager of RLC, earlier told reporters that the target completion for the project is late 2014 or early 2015. The project basically includes a casino, hotel and retail-casino hotels, casino area, and artificial beach club, among others.

Yap even said that the company will build the integrated resort portion first.

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Source: Madelaine B. Miraflor (2013). RLC, Okada $1-billion casino project called off, The Manila Times?http://manilatimes.net/index/index.php/business/top-business-news/48600-rlc-okada-1-billion-casino-project-called-off published May 29, 2013. Viewed May 30, 2013.

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