Submission Type

Presentation

Submission Title

Challenges of Integrated Resorts in Japan

Session Title

Session 1-2-F: Global Capitals: Special Topics in the Burgeoning Japanese Market

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

28-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

28-5-2019 12:25 PM

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Gaming Law

Abstract

About 20 years have passed since the idea of putting a casino in Odaiba (Tokyo) advocated by Shintaro Ishihara, then Tokyo Governor, in 1999. Then, on July 20, 2018, Integrated Resort, which uses casinos as an engine of earnings, was legalized in Japan. Detailed rules will be determined by Cabinet Order and Ministerial Order, and will be released in April 2019. However, the Gaming Control Board has not yet been established, and will be established around July 2019, and detailed rules concerning casinos will be decided there. Integrated Resort in Japan is considered to be up to three places, and local governments will have a license. As a process, the local government decides to attract Integrated Resort, and the local government selects a business operator, and the local government applies a license to the central government with the business operator. And the area certification is done by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the casino administration committee in the Cabinet Office carries out certification for casino licenses. Also, various forms of gaming already exist in Japan, and there are gambling addictions caused by them. In legalizing the casino, that point was controversial, and the Japanese government has passed the Basic Law against Gambling etc. as well.

In this report, I will examine the current situation and issues of Integrated Resort in Japan.

Keywords

Japan, Integrated Resort, Gaming, Gambling

Author Bio

Professor

Toyo University ,Department of International Tourism Management

Director of IR(Integrated Resort) Gaming Society

Sasaki specializes in corporate management within the hospitality industry. In recent years he has also conducted research on gaming companies, and on 13th July in 2018 at the Cabinet Committee of the Upper House in Japan , he provided a reference opinion as an expert on the Integrated Resort Implementation law.

Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies Academic Member in Macau

Director of the Japan Academic Society of Hospitality Management.

Executive director of the Association for Leisure and Tourism Studies.

Completed the University of Nevada Executive Development Program and earned doctorate degree (regional policy studies) .

Nagasaki Prefecture · Sasebo City IR Promotion Council, IR Basic Concept Expert Meeting Members(From November 2017 to March 2018).

Received grant-in-aid for scientific research subsidized by Ministry of Education. Research representative of Platform C “Casinos as a Tourism Asset”.

This was the first time in Japan that research grant-in-aid was subsidized for research on casinos as the main subject. Currently undergoing the successor research project "Integrated Resort (IR) with casino that is driven part".

Funding Sources

Received grant-in-aid for scientific research subsidized by Ministry of Education in Japan. Research representative of Platform C

Competing Interests

Received grant-in-aid for scientific research subsidized by Ministry of Education in Japan. Research representative of Platform C

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May 28th, 11:00 AM May 28th, 12:25 PM

Challenges of Integrated Resorts in Japan

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

About 20 years have passed since the idea of putting a casino in Odaiba (Tokyo) advocated by Shintaro Ishihara, then Tokyo Governor, in 1999. Then, on July 20, 2018, Integrated Resort, which uses casinos as an engine of earnings, was legalized in Japan. Detailed rules will be determined by Cabinet Order and Ministerial Order, and will be released in April 2019. However, the Gaming Control Board has not yet been established, and will be established around July 2019, and detailed rules concerning casinos will be decided there. Integrated Resort in Japan is considered to be up to three places, and local governments will have a license. As a process, the local government decides to attract Integrated Resort, and the local government selects a business operator, and the local government applies a license to the central government with the business operator. And the area certification is done by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the casino administration committee in the Cabinet Office carries out certification for casino licenses. Also, various forms of gaming already exist in Japan, and there are gambling addictions caused by them. In legalizing the casino, that point was controversial, and the Japanese government has passed the Basic Law against Gambling etc. as well.

In this report, I will examine the current situation and issues of Integrated Resort in Japan.