Tag Archives: Kinmen Island
- Pro, anti-casino forces make last ditch appeals ahead of Kinmen referendum
October 20, 2017
Taiwan’s Kinmen island, a former battleground between Chinese communists and Taiwan’s Kuomintang soldiers, will once again witness history when residents vote on whether they want a casino in their jurisdiction. Channel News Asia reported that both pro-casino and anti-casino forces are stepping-up their respective campaigns as the residents troop to...
- Organizers delay music festival to make way for Kinmen casino referendum
August 17, 2017
Deciding on whether to have a casino in their hometown has taken priority over any other matter in Taiwan’s outlying island of Kinmen. Even music festivals. Held in the island every year, the Kinmen Tunnel Music Festival is considered to be the largest tourist attraction and is one of the...
- Kinmen sets date for new casino referendum in Taiwan
June 21, 2017
Gambling proponents in Taiwan have secured a date for a new referendum, which would pave the way for casinos to be built—finally—in the country. On Monday, Taiwanese news agency Focus Taiwan reported that Kinmen County's Election Commission announced that a referendum would be held on October 28 to allow the...
- Taiwan legislators seek abolition of local referendums on casino gaming
April 17, 2017
Four Taiwanese legislators are proposing to strip the people’s power to decide on casino gaming in their jurisdiction. Taiwan Central News Agency reported that Taiwan’s governing Democratic Progressive Party legislators Lin Ching-yi, Yang Yao, Chen Man-li and Wu Yu-chin were all moving to strike off Article 10-2 from the island...
- Kinmen Island to hold new referendum for casino in Taiwan
April 6, 2017
Taiwan is rustling up another referendum to bring casino gambling to one of its outlying islands, according to local media outlets. This time, it’s the residents of the Kinmen County who will decide whether they want to have a casino developed in their hometown, reported local newspaper Taiwan News. The...
Taiwan has more lottery shops than 7-11 stores
April 4, 2017