Gaming law draft to be sent to MOTC head


Minister of Transportation and Communications, Mao Chi-kuo, announced that a gaming law draft will soon be sent to the Executive Yuan.  Mao said that the draft outlined the premise for 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.  The draft contains two laws: “Tourism Casino Management Regulation” and “Gaming Management Bureau Organization Act.”  Administrative Deputy Minister Chen Jian-yu of Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said that many departments under the MOTC proposed different options during the discussion regarding the amendment.  “We hope to attract international gamblers to the casinos instead of domestic gamblers,” said Chen.