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Taiwan – Kinmen votes no to casinos

The people of the Kinmen islands have said an emphatic ‘no’ to casino gaming being introduced onto the island in a referendum that saw 24,368 people vote no and only 2,705 vote yes. In January 2009 Taiwan lifted the ban on gambling on the outlying islands paving the way for local referendums to decide if…

Taiwan – Penghu residents to vote in casino referendum this weekend

Locals in Penghu, the outlying islands north-west of Taiwan, will vote in a referendum this weekend to decide on whether casino resorts could be built on the island. The vote comes seven years after a similar referendum rejected casinos with 56 per cent of Penghu residents voting no despite strong support from the county government….

Taiwan – Casinos back on the cards in Penghu

The Taiwanese island of Penghu is again considering a casino development with residents likely to vote on the matter following Taiwan’s presidential election on January 16. The local government’s Referendum Screening Committee has approved a proposal to hold a referendum. This will now be put before Taiwan’s Cabinet the Executive Yuan. If five per cent…