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Kinmen Islands reject casino plans despite tourism decline

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A referendum on gambling on Taiwan’s outlying Kinmen Islands has seen an overwhelming negative response, with 24,368 people voting against, and 2,705 for a proposed casino industry.   Though still illegal on the mainland, Taiwan legalised gambling on outlying islands in January 2009,putting the decision into the hands of local referendums. The move was aimed to generate income for the isolated...

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