Draft gaming bills ready for screening: minister
CNATAIPEI--Transportation Minister Mao Chih-kuo said yesterday that his ministry has drafted a package of statutes that would regulate casinos and govern their operations.
January 31, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
“We have also collected opinions of various government agencies about the draft bills which will be reviewed by the Executive Yuan in the coming days,” Mao said at a news conference.
If the bills are approved at the Cabinet level, he said, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will refer them to the Legislature for passage during the next legislative session.
The draft bills, if enacted, would pave the way for casinos to operate in tourist resorts under strict regulations that would require casinos to offer benefits to the community and not negatively affect public order or the environment, Mao said.