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June 25, 2021

To August at the earliest

Draft Taiwan casino bill delayed

(Taiwan).- The draft casino bill, ready since last month, is likely to be pushed back to August at the earliest, GamblingCompliance reports. The draft casino bill oversees the development of casinos on outlying islands in the Taiwan Strait, has yet to be put up for debate.

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ulia Lee, vice president of Taiwan development for Weidner Resorts, said debate is likely to take place in August, citing legislative sources close to the process.

Weidner Resorts, run by former Las Vegas Sands Corp president and chief operating officer William Weidner, is one of the companies eyeing to invest in casinos in Taiwan.

Last week, three ruling Kuomintang legislators submitted a rival bill.

It proposes the creation of foreign-passport permit based casinos in “special economic zones” located in central Taiwan.

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