President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated the government’s opposition to the casino plan.
Taiwan.- The island of Penghu will decide this October 15 its legislation in favour or against the construction of a new casino. Yesterday, the president Tsai Ing-wen reiterated the official Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) opposition to the development of gaming industry.
According to the president, who is also chairwoman of the DPP, Penghu should focus on developing tourism rather than rely on gambling for local development. Tsai gave a conference yesterday for a DPP Central Standing Committee meeting.
Penghu will carry out a second referendum on gaming to install the new casino and legalise gambling in general. The first ballot in September 2009 lead to a total of 17,369 votes or 56.44 percent against a plan to build a casino in Penghu. This Saturday, the island will redefine its position on gambling.