僅開放三地設賭場 東京大阪搶申請 | Eight areas in Japan considering hosting casino resorts, gov’t says

日本觀光廳週二表示,日本八個行政區正在考慮增設附有賭場的綜合度假村。| Eight areas in Japan are considering hosting integrated resorts with casinos, tourism minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said Tuesday. (Shutterstock)
日本觀光廳週二表示,日本八個行政區正在考慮增設附有賭場的綜合度假村。| Eight areas in Japan are considering hosting integrated resorts with casinos, tourism minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said Tuesday. (Shutterstock)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】日本媒體The Japan News報導,日本觀光廳週二表示,日本八個行政區正在考慮增設附有賭場的綜合度假村。

Eight areas in Japan are considering hosting integrated resorts with casinos, tourism minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said Tuesday.

觀光廳廳長在記者會上表示,從觀光廳的資料中顯示,八個行政區分別是北海道、千葉市、東京、橫濱、名古屋、大阪縣市、和歌山縣及長崎縣。另外,日本媒體時事通信社的調查顯示,川崎市及濱松市也在考慮類似的政策。

They are Hokkaido, Chiba city, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, the group of Osaka Prefecture and Osaka city, Wakayama Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture, Akaba said at a press conference, citing the results of a survey conducted by the Japan Tourism Agency. A separate survey conducted by Jiji Press has found that the cities of Kawasaki and Hamamatsu are considering hosting casino resorts in addition to the eight areas.

地方政府若想要增設賭場的話,需先提出計畫書讓中央政府審核。中央政府預計同意在三個地方開放賭場。觀光廳將與各個行政區的官員進行對話,確認籌備情形。

Local governments that wish to host casino resorts are required to file for state approval of their development plans. The central government plans to permit casino construction at up to three locations. The agency will conduct interviews with officials from these eight areas to confirm the status of preparations.

聞名世界的賭城拉斯維加斯夜晚。 | Nightime in Las Vegas. (Pixabay)
聞名世界的賭城拉斯維加斯夜晚。 | Nightime in Las Vegas. (Pixabay)

外媒報導,日本政府在去年通過極具爭議的「綜合度假村整備法」,決議在國內發展新興旅遊產業大型綜合度假村,允許增設賭場,並邀請全球大型賭場業者到日本投資。富比士報導,總部位於美國拉斯維加斯的賭場龍頭金沙集團,日前宣布有意在橫濱或東京投資設立這類度假村。

Japan passed the controversial “integrated resorts promotion law” last year, hoping to kick off the new industry of the large-scale “integrated resorts” and allowing casinos. Furthermore, the law welcomes bids from global casino corporations to invest in Japan. According to Forbes, the global giant casino corporation Las Vegas Sands Corp. from Nevada, the U.S., announced in favor of investing in Yokohama or Tokyo to establish such resorts.

綜合度假村預計2020年中完工並開放。外國旅客可以免費進入賭場,而日本本地人則需要繳交入場費6000日圓(約50美金;1700台幣)。

The mega-resorts facilities are expected to be completed by mid-2020. International tourists are free to enter the casino, while local residents will be charged with 6000 yuan (around $50 or NT$1700).

新加坡聖淘沙名勝世界的賭場大廳 | Interior hall at the casino at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. (Shutterstock)
新加坡聖淘沙名勝世界的賭場大廳 | Interior hall at the casino at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. (Shutterstock)

另外,The Diplomat報導指出,綜合度假村的設立是為了因應明年東京奧運後可能的經濟衰退,政府預估綜合度假村可以為日本帶來稅收、工作機會、觀光業、及地方復甦等經濟上的利益。2010年新加坡開設兩座這類型度假村,獲得經濟上巨大的成功,也成為日本在規劃賭場時的參照模式。

The Diplomat reported that the purpose of establishing such resorts is to prevent the possible economic retreat after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Integrated resorts are expected to benefit the economy with tax revenue, job opportunities, tourism expansion and regional revitalization. Singapore established two such resorts in 2010, and Japan is taking the successful economic model for consideration when planning the resorts.

By The Japan News (ANN) and Carol Kan