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Up to 2 casinos in Taiwan?

16 March 2009

TAIPEI -- As reported by the Agence France Presse: "Taiwan has taken another step forward in a move to lift a decades-old ban on casinos after it was decided no more than two casino resorts would be licensed at the beginning, it was reported Sunday.

"The ruling Kuomintang (KMT), who control the legislature, pushed through a controversial bill in Parliament in January to lift the ban on casinos despite fears it could lead to more crime and damage morality.

"The bill allows offshore islands to build casinos only if they are approved by residents in referendums..."

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