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IRゲーミング法制度 IR実施法案サマリー英語版 / IR Implementation Bill Summary in English

2018-05-10

【IR資料室】

筆者:渡邉 雅之 弁護士法人三宅法律事務所 パートナー弁護士 IR推進会議委員(略歴は巻末を参照)
Masayuki Watanabe, Attorney at Law, Miyake and Partners & Member of IR Promotion Committee

Summary of the Specified Integrated Resort Implementation Bill

Art 5 of the IR Promotion Act: The national government shall implement necessary legislative measures within one (1) year from the enforcement of the IR Promotion Act.

1. Purpose
・By utilizing the revenues of sound casino business operated under the appropriate supervision and management of the government to promote the creation of specified integrated tourism areas that make full use of regional ingenuity and the vitality of the private sector, in order to realize a highly attractive extended-stay tourism with high international competitiveness, this Act sets out necessary matters, and thereby aims to contribute to the promotion of tourism and regional economy, and aims to contribute to the improvement of fiscal.

2. System for Specific Integrated Resort Facilities (“IR”)
・“Specified Integrated Resort Facilities” means a group of facilities consisting of casino facilities and
(i) international conference center facilities,
(ii) exhibition facilities,
(iii) tourism attraction enhancement facilities by performances utilizing Japan’s tradition, culture, art etc.
(iv) facilities of sending tourists,
(v) hotel facilities and
(vi) other facilities including those contributing to the promotion of visits and stay of tourists
shall be established and operated as a unit by private enterprises.

・IR systems shall include
(i) preparation of basic policy by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism,
(ii) cooperative creation / certification application for area development plan with private enterprises by prefecture or government ordinance city (“prefecture etc.”),
(iii) certification of area development plan and
(iv) oversight of IR business operator by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

・At the time of application for certification, if the applicant is a prefecture (e.g. Osaka Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, Hokkaido, Nagasaki Prefecture), it shall obtain the approval of its parliament, and shall also obtain the consent of the municipality of the location. The prefecture may also require the approval of the parliament of the municipality of the location by its ordinance.

・If the applicant is a government ordinance city (e.g. Osaka City), it shall obtain approval of its parliament, and shall also obtain the consent of the prefecture in which it exists.

・The effective period of the area development plan certified by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is 10 years. Certified prefectures etc. may receive the renewal of certification of area improvement plan from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in cooperation with IR business operator. The effective period of the area development plan after the renewal is 5 years.

・The upper limit on the number of certified area development plans (i.e. the number of IR areas) will be “3 (three)”.

・In utilizing casino revenue, IR business operators shall make efforts to improve the business contents of IR business and shall cooperate with measures implemented by certified prefectures etc. based on the annual evaluation results made by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

3. Casino Regulations
・When an IR business operator (casino operator) receives a license from the Casino Management Committee (validity period 3 years / renewable), it may engage in casino business. In this case, with regard to casino acts conducted at a casino facility pertaining to licenses and in accordance with the types and methods pertaining to licenses, Article 185 of the Penal Code (“gambling crime”) and Article 186 (“adjunctive gaming crime” and “gambling filed open crime”) shall not be applied to either the casino operator or its customers.

・Other casino business related persons (including major shareholders (having 5% or more voting rights or economic interests of the casino operator), casino facility operators, facility landowners, casino related equipment makers) are also subject to licensing, permission and approval system.

・In addition to limiting casino facilities to 1 (one), the target area of the area regulation and the upper limit of the casino acts area will be regulated by Cabinet Order. In the ruling parties agreement it was supposed to be no more than 3% of the total floor area of the IR facilities.

・Casino operators are obliged to prepare statement of operation procedure, casino facility usage conditions, dependency prevention rules (including admission restrictions by principals / family declarations) and criminal proceeds transfer prevention rues. The Casino Management Committee will examine these documents at the time of license application (authorization of the Committee for the changes of these documents).

・The number of admission of Japanese and foreigners residing in Japan is restricted to 3 times in 7 consecutive days and 10 times in 28 consecutive days.

・As a measure for verifying the identity and the number of entrance of Japanese and foreigners residing in Japan by casino operators, these entrants shall present my number cards and the casino operator shall verify the identity and the number of entrance these entrants by using the public personal certification on the card. The Casino Management Committee will centrally manage information on the number of entries.

・For those under the age of 20, organized crime groups, etc. (boryokudan, etc.), those who unpaid admission fee, those who have exceeded the number of entrance times are prohibited from entering casino facilities. Casino operators are also obliged not to enter these persons.

・In addition, regulations such as the type and method of casino acts, casino related equipment, specified ordering business (such as loans), outsourcing/contracting, advertisement/solicitation, order maintenance measures in casino facilities, and employees are stipulated in the Act.

4. Admission Fee, Levies and Other Payments
・For Japanese visitors and foreign visitors residing in Japan, national government and certified prefecture, etc. will charge 3000 yen per time (24 hour unit) as admission fees respectively (6000 yen per time in total).

・The casino operator is obliged to pay 15% of the gross gaming revenue (GGR) and expenses owed to the Casino Management Committee as the national levies, and is also obliged to pay 15% of the gross gaming revenue (GGR) to the certified prefecture etc. (30% of the GGR in total)

・Government and certified prefectures, etc. shall pay the amount corresponding to the amount of the levies to the policies concerning promotion of tourism, measures concerning the promotion of regional economies, measures to achieve other objectives of the law and promotion of social welfare and promotion of culture and artistic creation.

5. Casino Management Committee
・The Casino Management Committee is set up as an external agency of the Cabinet Office. The chairman and the four members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Prime Minister with the consent of both houses.

・The Casino Management Committee has the authority to supervise the casino operators, to collect collections reports from the casino operator, to conduct on-site inspections, to make inquiries to public offices, to consign its inspection authority and to oversee disposition.

6. Time of Enforcement
・The Act will be enforced from the day specified by the Cabinet Order in order not exceeding 3 years from the day of promulgation.

・After five years from the date of approval of the first area development plan, the government will review the status of enforcement of this Act and will take necessary measures if necessary. However, with regard to the number of certified area improvement plans, the government will review it after seven years from the date of approval of the first area development plan.

・With regard to the process for the approvals of area development plans, it was decided to consider, in the ruling party agreement,
conducting the application/certification process twice
under the upper limit of the numbers of IR area approval (i.e. three (3)), considering the preparatory situation in local governments and from the view point of manifesting the effect of IR and ensuring procedures such as local consensus building. Although this consideration is not stipulated in the Bill, it will be considered to be stipulated in the Cabinet Order.

・『特定複合観光施設区域整備推進会議取りまとめ』(2017年7月31日公表)における事業者や地方公共団体の関心の高い論点について解説
・筆者は、同委員会の委員であるが、本稿における意見は筆者の私見に留まる。同委員会全体及び特定複合観光施設区域整備推進本部の見解ではない
IRゲーミング法制度 第49回「IR推進会議取りまとめ」~IR事業者の株主規制
IRゲーミング法制度 第48回「IR推進会議取りまとめ」~区域申請主体。一部事務組合は?
IRゲーミング法制度 第47回「IR推進会議取りまとめ」ポイント~事業者選定先行の影響
IRゲーミング法制度 第46回「IR推進会議取りまとめ」ポイント~ゲーミングの種類
IRゲーミング法制度 第45回「IR推進会議取りまとめ」ポイント~カジノ収益連動の賃料・報酬
IRゲーミング法制度 第44回「IR推進会議取りまとめ」ポイント~入場料の賦課
IRゲーミング法制度 第43回「IR推進会議取りまとめ」ポイント~カジノ施設規模の上限等設定
IRゲーミング法制度 第42回「IR推進会議取りまとめ」ポイント~入場回数の制限について


渡邉 雅之 弁護士法人三宅法律事務所 パートナー弁護士

(略歴) (役職)
1995年:東京大学法学部卒業
1997年:司法試験合格
2000年:総理府退職
2001年:司法修習修了(54期)
弁護士登録(第二東京弁護士会)
2001年~2009年:アンダーソン・毛利・友常法律事務所
2007年:Columbia Law School (LL.M.)修了
2009年:三宅法律事務所入所
日本弁護士連合会 民事介入暴力対策委員会 委員
日本弁護士連合会 国際刑事立法委員会 委員
第二東京弁護士会 民事介入暴力対策委員会 委員
第二東京弁護士会 司法制度調査委員会
民法改正部会 委員
第二東京弁護士会 綱紀委員会 委員
(株)王将フードサービス 社外取締役(2014年6月~)
日特建設株式会社     社外取締役(2016年6月~)
政府IR推進会議     委員   (2017年4月~)

(主要関連論稿)
『カジノ法(IR推進法)の国会における主要争点(上)』(NBL1091号(2017年2月1日号)
『カジノ法(IR推進法)の国会における主要争点(下)』(NBL1091号(2017年3月1日号)

(関心を持った経緯と今後の研究)
もともと、銀行等の金融機関のコンプライアンスを中心に弁護士業務を行ってきました。米国留学時にラスベガスを訪問しましたが、日本において同様の統合的なリゾートができれば、経済発展に非常に資すると実感いたしました。
カジノは、金融規制、マネー・ローンダリング、反社会的勢力の排除など、「小さな銀行」といった性格があり、これまでやってきた業務に非常に親近性があります。 日本においてIR(カジノを含む統合的リゾート)を導入するにあたって、どのような規制を設けていくべきかという観点から研究を続けてまいりたいと思います。

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