Politics delays bill to legalise casinos in Taiwan

Time is running out for the governing Kuomintang in Taiwan to pass legislation that would permit casinos on outlying islands. GamblingCompliance.com reports that a committee crucial for the passage of the bill has no plans to meet ahead of the end of the current legislative session in December. A political stalemate is also threatening to stall the bill’s passage into law. A lobbyist in Taiwan for Park Strategies, Anita Chen, said gaming legislation was included in the premier’s list of some 45 priority bills. Weidner Resorts of Las Vegas is the only company that has openly campaigned for a casino-resort, on Matsu.