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Academic says casinos can solve Taiwan’s tourism woes

A Taiwanese academic has called for the nation to reconsider its ban on gambling after Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau released new figures showing that the tourism deficit topped NT$300 billion (US$9.7 billion) for the first time in 2017.

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10/10/2018

article Academic says casinos can solve Taiwan’s tourism woes
(Taiwan) -- A Taiwanese academic has called for the nation to reconsider its ban on gambling after Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau released new figures showing that the...

9/24/2018

article Candidate In Key Taiwan Election Reignites Integrated Resort Debate [sub req]
(Taiwan) -- A key mayoral election in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has reactivated debate on integrated resorts (IRs) after years of referendum campaigns on...

6/22/2017

article Macau jitters? Taiwan referendum could pave way for casino legalization
(Taiwan) -- Residents in Taiwan will be offered a third referendum on legalizing casinos, with the vote scheduled to take place in the Kinmen County network of islands...

11/5/2016

article Premier urged to explain legislation delay
(Taiwan) -- Premier Lin Chuan should issue a clear explanation for any delay in passing amendments to the Referendum Act, New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang...

10/15/2016

article President vows to do more for Penghu after casino plan rejected
(Taiwan) -- The government resolved to do more for Penghu after residents of the outlying island voted against the opening of casinos on the island in a referendum...
article Tiny Taiwan island says ‘no’ to casino proposal
(Taiwan) -- Taiwanese residents in Penghu today shut the door to casino development in a referendum that proponents had said would bring jobs to the isolated, tiny,...

10/14/2016

article Art exhibition pushes for sustainable Penghu
(Taiwan) -- An exhibition by local and foreign artists is currently running at the Xue Xue Institute in Taipei City’s Neihu District, highlighting opposition to a...
article Taiwan casino drive hinges on island vote
(Taiwan) -- Yan Wu-hsu earns his living chauffeuring tourists around the largest of a group of 90 islands west of Taiwan. The visitors come to Penghu, the name both of...
article Tsai: Casino Is Not the Only Boost for Local Economy
(Taiwan) -- Penghu County will hold a casino referendum on Saturday. Since the county is controlled by the Democratic Progress Party, people have been questioning if the...

10/13/2016

article DPP lawmakers get out the 'no' vote for casino referendum
(Taiwan) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers and anti-gambling activists on Thursday urged young voters registered in Penghu to tick the "no" box...
article Penghu referendum ballot misleading: critics
(Taiwan) -- Misleading ballot wording could sway the result of Penghu’s referendum tomorrow on legalizing casinos, anti-gambling advocates told a news conference...
article Taiwan divided as offshore casino referendum looms
(Taiwan) -- As one of Taiwan’s islands prepares to vote on whether to allow casinos, the prospect of new mega-resorts is dividing communities and politicians.

10/9/2016

article Casinos on Penghu: a sure bet or risky gamble?
(Taiwan) -- Penghu, a ring-shaped island chain of stark contrasts. From April to October, its pristine white sand beaches, glorious ocean views, and fresh seafood...

10/7/2016

article Casinos Get Second Chance In Taiwan's Penghu Referendum
(Taiwan) -- Taiwan’s offshore Penghu County will vote on October 15 to decide whether to permit casino development in the archipelago also known as the Pescadores.

10/6/2016

article Casino development bad for environment: opponents
(Taiwan) -- Allowing casino development in Penghu County would overload the environment while crowding out sustainable tourism, opponents of a county gambling...

9/27/2016

article Casino opponents host demonstration in Taipei urging voters to reject Taiwan casino referendum
(Taiwan) -- A referendum will be on the ballot this October asking Penghu voters whether or not casinos should be allowed in the country. On Monday, several individuals...

9/26/2016

article Anti-casino protesters rally outside legislature
(Taiwan) -- Penghu residents should vote “no” to the establishment of casinos, protesters said yesterday outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.
article Penghu casino opponents bring 'no' campaign to Taipei
(Taiwan) -- Dozens of civic group representatives and residents demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan Monday, urging Penghu voters to tick the "no" box on...

8/28/2016

article Party head’s car defaced ahead of gambling vote
(Taiwan) -- Trees Party Chairman Sheng Yi-che’s (冼義哲) car was yesterday allegedly vandalized in Penghu by supporters of legalizing gambling in the outlying county...

5/21/2016

article Second referendum on Penghu casino gathers momentum
(Taiwan) -- Efforts to bring casino gaming to Taiwan‘s outlying island county of Penghu received a boost this week after proponents announced that they had...

11/4/2015

article Residents could vote again on new casino for Taiwan’s Penghu island
(Taiwan) -- Penghu, one of Taiwan’s outlying islands, is getting another chance to vote on a new casino in the area. Last week, the local government’s...

6/10/2015

article Bloomberry Resorts sets sights on Taiwan gaming market after SoKor foray
(Taiwan) -- BLOOMBERRY Resorts Corp. is setting its sights on Taiwan as the operator of homegrown Solaire Resort & Casino continues to expand its hotel and gaming...

11/23/2014

article China, From Within: Tibet's Drug Problem, and Taiwan's New Gambling Islands
(Taiwan) -- Every day, FP's China team at the Tea Leaf Nation channel scours dozens of Chinese media outlets to find compelling stories unreported in Western...
article Taiwan could legalise casinos on Matsu by 2015
(Taiwan) -- Taiwan’s parliament is set to discuss a bill that would create the nation’s first legal casino destination on the Matsu islands. If proceedings...
article Taiwan Seeks to Finalize Casino Gambling Bill for 2015
(Taiwan) -- A discussion that would lead to the approval of casino gambling is set to take place next month in Taiwan. The parliament is going to look at the drafted...

1/3/2014

article Taiwan May Have First Casino by 2019
(Taiwan) -- While voters in a county of Taiwan said no to a casino developer in 2009, it’s beginning to look like the country may allow the first casino to open in...

12/7/2013

article Lienchiang magistrate calls for passage of gambling act
(Taiwan) -- Lienchiang County Magistrate Yang Sui-sheng (楊綏生) urged the Legislature to pass the Gaming Act (觀光賭場管理條例) as soon as possible in a public hearing, noting...

12/1/2013

article Anti-gambling activists criticize lawmakers’ plans
(Taiwan) -- Anti-gambling activists yesterday condemned Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers for attempts to change the law and allow casinos to be built in Taiwan...

5/4/2013

article Upgrades for Matsu airports not for casino business: CAA
(Taiwan) -- The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Saturday that its plan to improve two small airports on the outlying island of Matsu was drawn up to meet...

4/4/2013

article Taiwan proposes gaming tax one-third of Macau’s
(Taiwan) -- Taiwan’s cabinet has recommended a 13 percent tax on gross gaming revenue for any casinos built on outlying islands according to the Commercial Times,...

3/16/2013

article Matsu casino to create thousands of jobs: investor
(Taiwan) -- The head of a company seeking to build a casino resort in Matsu expects the project to create thousands of jobs for Taiwan, the Central News Agency reported...
article Resort developer urges Taiwan to pass gaming bills soon
(Philippines) -- An international resort developer who plans to build a resort featuring a casino on the Taiwan-held island chain of Matsu said Saturday he looks forward...

9/9/2012

article Sleepy Taiwan Isles Face Dicey $2 Billion Makeover
(Taiwan) -- Cheng Yu-lan, an elfin-looking woman of 55, surveys the terraced courtyard outside her deserted Matsu tea shop and considers the $2 billion bonanza about to...

7/28/2012

article Matsu to rebrand as luxury shopping destination
(Taiwan) -- Taiwan's outlying island chain of Matsu will for the first time open up a duty-free shopping center and boutiques selling luxury products later this year...

7/21/2012

article Matsu gambling referendum passes, but no one is ready
(Taiwan) -- After the people of the outlying Matsu Islands voted to allow construction of a casino, the central and county governments seemed strangely unprepared to...

7/15/2012

article Casino project is not a sure bet
(Taiwan) -- On July 7, when both sides of the Taiwan Strait commemorated the 75th anniversary of Chinese and Japanese troops clashing in the Marco Polo bridge incident...

7/14/2012

article Editorial: Matsu, gov't should see through 'sweet' casino deal
(Taiwan) -- The central government seems to be distancing itself from the prospect of Taiwan's first legal casino. Minister of the Interior Lee Hung-yuan expressed...

7/13/2012

article Build Casinos and China Will Come
(Taiwan) -- A voter referendum approved this month legalizes casinos for the first time on islets in the ocean strait separating Taiwan from China.
article Matsu casino will not enjoy power or water fee subsidies: officials
(Taiwan) -- Matsu would face problems of electricity and water supplies if casinos operated on the remote island county, economics officials said yesterday.

7/11/2012

article Matsu vying to build Taiwan's first casino resort
(Taiwan) -- The offshore island group of Matsu is vying to build Taiwan's first casino resort. This comes after a referendum gave the green light to the casino...
article Matsu: a new chip on the old gaming table
(Taiwan) -- Taiwan’s outlying Matsu islands has just decided in a referendum to embrace the lucrative but controversial industry of gambling after Singapore...
article Taiwan: Asia’s Next Gambling Destination?
(Taiwan) -- Residents of the outlying Taiwanese island of Matsu have officially opened their arms to the idea of hosting Taiwan’s first legal casino – and...

7/10/2012

article Anti-gambling group vows to monitor casino
(Taiwan) -- A group of anti-gambling young adults from Matsu will monitor the government’s policy on opening a casino there, the group convener said after Matsu...
article Casino resort to 'put Matsu back on its feet'
(Taiwan) -- Bringing a casino resort to Matsu will revive the island's economy and allow it to stand on its own feet instead of relying on central government funding...
article Commercial Times: Nothing ready for Matsu casino plan except votes
(Taiwan) -- Residents of the outlying island of Matsu have just passed a referendum in favor of a casino resort project on the island. Some argue that the island, which...
article Group says Matsu casino referendum was rigged
(Taiwan) -- The Alliance Against the Legalization of Gambling yesterday protested in front of the Agency Against Corruption following the results of a referendum last...
article Lienchiang chief denies backing casino ahead of vote
(Taiwan) -- Lienchiang County Magistrate Yang Sui-sheng on Tuesday denied accusations that he had abused public resources and violated the rules of administrative...
article MOTC in charge of casino plans
(Taiwan) -- The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will take charge of coordination among government agencies to formulate plans to facilitate the...
article MOTC to submit gaming law by next session
(Taiwan) -- Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Deputy Minister Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) stated yesterday that the ministry is likely to submit a draft...

7/9/2012

article Analyst: Taiwan casinos could be at least five years away
(Taiwan) -- Residents on a small group of Taiwanese islands approved a casino referendum over the weekend, paving a way for Taiwan’s first legal gaming...
article Long road to go before casino: minister
(Taiwan) -- Although Matsu residents have voted in a referendum to allow the construction of a casino in their island county, Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源...
article Matsu needs airport boost for casino plan, CAA says
(Taiwan) -- With Matsu’s air traffic expected to increase following a referendum to establish a casino resort on the island, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (...
article Matsu referendum triggers Cabinet discussion of draft gambling bill
(Taiwan) -- Cabinet officials discussed a draft gambling bill Monday for the first time since Matsu residents voted in a referendum in favor of opening casino resorts on...
article Minister concerned over Matsu casino
(Taiwan) -- Lee Hung-yuan, minister of the Interior, yesterday expressed his concerns over the setup of casinos on the island county of Lienchiang, also known as Matsu.
article Resort developer urges Taiwan to pass gambling bill
(Taiwan) -- The head of a resort developer urged Taiwan's government and Legislature on Monday to pass a gambling bill that will enable it to build a casino resort on...
article Shares of industrial PC makers rise on Matsu casino project
(Taiwan) -- Shares of major industrial personal computer manufacturers moved up Monday morning in the wake of a referendum that approved a casino project on the outlying...
article Taiwan island votes yes for first casino resort
(Taiwan) -- A referendum in a small island group on Saturday has paved the way for Taiwan's first casino, welcome news for global gambling companies keen to expand in...
article Taiwan: will Macau’s magic rub off?
(Taiwan) -- Governments across Asia have been keen to replicate the success of Macau, the region’s casino hub, where billions have been made from wealthy Chinese...
article Weidner seeks rapid approval of Matsu casino
(Taiwan) -- Weidner Resorts Taiwan, a company run by Venetian Casino Resort chief executive Bill Weidner, said yesterday it planned to invest about NT$60 billion (US$2...

7/8/2012

article Political parties divided on Matsu casino project
(Taiwan) -- The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) will support a bill to build casinos on outlying Matsu Island after its residents agreed to the plan in a referendum, but an...
article Taiwan island casino 'to trigger China tourist boom'
(Taiwan) -- The offshore island group of Matsu is likely to attract a large number of Chinese tourist gamblers, observers said on Sunday, a day after residents voted to...

7/7/2012

article Approval of Matsu casino resort draws mixed response
(Taiwan) -- The approval granted by the residents of the outlying island of Matsu to a project to build a casino resort there through a local referendum yesterday drew...
article Matsu residents agree to casino proposal in referendum
(Taiwan) -- The residents of the outlying island of Matsu agreed in a referendum Saturday to the building of a casino resort there, with 1,795 voters supporting the...
article Residents say 'yes' to casino plan in Matsu
(Taiwan) -- Residents of the outlying island of Matsu yesterday voted to build a casino resort there in a public referendum held yesterday which will clear the way for...
article Taiwan voters back casino
(Taiwan) -- Matsu, a small island chain close to China, became the first Taiwanese offshore territory to pass a referendum that allows casino development on Saturday,...
article Voters on offshore Taiwan island OK casinos
(Taiwan) -- The offshore Taiwanese island chain of Matsu appears set to join Macau in the China gambling sweepstakes. Matsu voters approved a referendum Saturday...

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