Gaming law draft to be sent to Executive Yuan: MOTC head
By Joy Lee, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- A gaming law draft will soon be sent to the Executive Yuan, Minister of Transportation and Communications Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) announced yesterday.
January 30, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
Mao said that the draft was based on a premise of strict regulation of gaming businesses that will be legally allowed once the legislation is passed at the Legislative Yuan.
“The draft will aim to avoid the destruction of the natural environment and public security,” Mao said.
There are two laws in the draft, according to Mao. One is “Tourism Casino Management Regulation” and another one is called the “Gaming Management Bureau Organization Act.”
Administrative Deputy Minister Chen Jian-yu (陳建宇) of Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said that many departments under the MOTC proposed different options during the discussion regarding the amendment.
Chen said: “One of the departments proposed an idea that the future gaming authority could be under the supervision of the MOTC or under another ministry.”
“We hope to attract international gamblers to the casinos instead of domestic gamblers,” said Chen.
All the opinions and questions will be reported to the Executive Yuan along with the draft for reference, according to Chen.