Final piece of the Taiwan casino gaming puzzle

  Taiwan’s draft act to legalize casino gambling on outlying islands was submitted by the Executive Yuan (EY) of the country’s government to the Legislative Yuan (LY) two years ago, and stands a good chance of being passed in this legislative session or the next. The Tourism Casino Administration Act has had a first hearing, a public hearing and has seen comments/proposed revisions from Taiwan’s main opposition party, the Democratic Progressive Party, as well as Legislator Chen from Matsu, the only offshore island that has approved the development of casinos. After commentary by the DPP, the Act was referred to cross-party consultations to resolve the articles of the Act on which the EY and the DPP disagreed. The time period for cross-party consultations has expired, and the Act remains in the Legislative Yuan and on the EY’s priority legislation list. Moreover, there is no major political opposition to the creation of a casino...

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