Drive for new Penghu casino vote


A group has gathered more than 1,000 of the 4,000 signatures needed to request a new referendum on casino gambling on the Penghu Islands. Residents rejected casinos in a 2009 vote, but local tourism businesses have organized to push for a new vote as the Matsu Islands approved casinos last year and the cabinet sent a draft gaming law to the legislature this month. The organizers say they expect to complete their signature drive by July.