Tag Archives: taiwan
- 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...
- Taiwan seizes $380k from men returning from Macau casinos
July 11, 2017
Taiwanese customs officers have seized nearly $400k in cash from two gamblers on their way back from Macau casinos with someone else’s alleged winnings. Last Saturday, authorities at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport detained two Taiwanese nationals – identified only by their surnames Chiang and Chen – who arrived on a...
- Four dead after dispute between Taiwan online betting rivals
June 28, 2017
A dispute between unauthorized online gambling operators in Taiwan has led to the deaths of four individuals, according to local media reports. Last week, the Taipei Times reported that two men and one woman had died of “execution-style” gunshot wounds to the head at an office building in Taoyuan’s Jhongli...
- 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...
- China’s crackdown on gambling zeroes in on ‘entertainment’ venues
June 7, 2017
Seventy-six entertainment venues have been shut down across China while 26 others had their operations suspended as the Beijing government intensified its crackdown on gambling, Chinese media outlets reported. China, as we all know, likes to keep a tight leash on the fun stuff. Gambling is banned in the country,...
- Taiwan takes down illegal online sports betting operation
May 5, 2017
Authorities in Taiwan have broken up an illegal online gambling ring that catered to local gamblers as well as punters on the Chinese mainland. On Friday, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported that the country’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) had raided multiple locations in Taichung City on Wednesday, arresting 33 individuals...
Taiwan has more lottery shops than 7-11 stores
April 4, 2017