Macau | Operators applying for Japan licences to co-pay for background checks

Macau (MNA) – Casino operators applying for licences to run integrated resorts (IR) in Japan will need to co-pay background checks in order to prevent inappropriate staff and enterprises joining the sector, The Japan News website said on Monday.

According to the site, a casino management commission established by the Cabinet Office, and including members from the National Police Agency, will be in charge of undertaking the background checks.

IR operators applying for licences will need to pass the background checks and pay costs associated with the inspection, even if they fail.

The details of the checking system are expected to be unveiled during the current parliamentary session.

The Japan News says that the Cabinet could approve the bills by mid-March.

A project team integrated by the two leading parties in the nation – the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito – is in charge of the evaluation of the proposals.

Several operators running casinos in Macau SAR have expressed their interest in applying for licenses in Japan.