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THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, DECEMBER 6, 2013

CASINO LEGISLATION REVIEW PUT ON HOLD Taipei Times

The review of a proposed casino act was placed on hold yesterday as lawmakers opposed to the legislation demanded more time to study all the relevant information.  Legislators from the transportation, economic and judiciary committees were yesterday scheduled to review the act governing the management of casino resorts bill proposed by the Executive Yuan.  They were also to consider two similar drafts proposed by Independent Legislator Chen Hsuen-sheng and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alex Tsai.  They were also supposed to review an amendment to the International Airport Park Development Act proposed by several legislators including KMT Legislator Chen Ken-te, which would allow casinos to be built within the boundaries of the Taoyuan Aerotropolis project.  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.