The Osaka Prefectural Council, together with the leadership of the eponymous metropolis, announced an additional acceptance of applications from private companies to participate in the construction and management of the gambling and entertainment complex. Applications from applicants will be accepted until April 6, 2021, but management is ready to extend this deadline until early July. As follows from the published information, the authorities made significant concessions in the project to build a resort complex with a casino. In particular, the requirements for a conference hall, exhibition space and a hotel were relaxed. With the condition that in the future these facilities will expand. According to insiders, to date, only the American gambling holding MGM Resorts International has expressed its interest. However, the final decision to determine the winner of the tender will be announced by the prefectural authorities in September this year. As previously reported, Osaka is one of the four applicants participating in the competition announced by the Government of Japan for the location of the gambling zone.