Review of casino bill put on hold

A review of the act governing the management of casino resorts was put on hold as legislators opposed to the bill demanded more time to study the necessary information.  

The legislators, representing the transportation, economic and judiciary committees, were due to review two similar drafts proposed by Independent Legislator Chen Hsuen-sheng and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alex Tsai, as well as a proposed amendment to the International Airport Park Development Act to allow casinos to be built in an area surrounding the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. According to the proposed amendment, casinos would be located in the airport’s free trade zone, and people entering them must hold passports and may be exempt from paying customs tax. Lawmakers protested the fact that they had not yet heard the minutes of the public hearing held on Wednesday.