Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Tag: Taiwan

Academic suggests casinos could resolve Taiwan’s tourism deficit

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An academic in Taiwan has called on the government to reconsider its policy on gambling in the face of new figures indicating that the tourism deficit topped TWD300bn ($9.7bn) for the first time in 2017. A report published by the national Tourism Bureau at the beginning of October showed that the country’s tourism deficit has continued to grow each year...

Malta, United States and Italy top international exhibitor league table at world class ICE London

Malta tops ICE London league table
The importance of Malta as a gaming jurisdiction has been put into sharp relief with confirmation that the Mediterranean island, which has a population of less than 450,000, will be represented by no fewer than 38 exhibitors when the doors open on ICE London, the world’s most international gaming technology event (6 - 8 February, ExCeL London, UK).   Malta is...

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...

Taiwan casino bill rejected by residents

Casino Review Taiwan Bill rejected
Residents of Taiwan’s outlying Penghu archipelago have voted overwhelmingly against legislation that would have paved the way for a new wave of casino resorts near China’s south-eastern seaboard.   The Penghu government said in October that voters had rejected the idea of authorising casinos as a means of driving tourism to the island chain. The referendum results showed 26,598 votes against...

Taiwan puts casino legalisation to a referendum

Casino Review Taiwan Penghu Referendum
Residents of Penghu, one of the country’s outlying islands, will be given a choice on whether to permit new casino developments in the area in an attempt to boost tourism.   A referendum on whether to allow casino gaming in the Taiwanese island of Penghu is being held on the 15 October as the government hopes to boost the country’s vital...

Asia News: Legislation, Transparency, Grand Prix and Michelin Stars

Asia News Taiwan
Asia News round-up   Macau and Mainland China revise tax contracts to increase transparency Specific areas of tax legislation were revised in a recent meeting between Mainland China and the Macau Special Administrative Region to push for fairer and more transparent taxation in the region. The meeting in Beijing between Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong Vai Tac, and the Deputy Administrator...

Taiwan: Penghu casino referendum likely by the end of the year

Penghu Island, the previously favoured site for casinos in Taiwan, is once again preparing to hold a referendum to determine whether gaming will be permitted in the county. The question is - will this be a repeat of 2009, or will it herald an era of casino development in Taiwan? James Walker reports.   Over recent years, Taiwan - one of...