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Online Gambling Will Be Forbidden in Taiwan

23 September 2019, 11:20
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The Taiwanese Ministry of Justice has suggested bringing changes to its laws in order to forbid online gambling. The authorities believe online gambling is the reason for many issues in the country.

Online Gambling Will Be Forbidden in Taiwan

The Ministry of Justice wants to bring changes to some articles of the country’s legal code. Those who will gamble online using the Internet or other similar means will be held criminally responsible. The authorities will also introduce new fines, including a fine of $ 1,000 for those who will be found gambling online and confiscation of any equipment used for online gambling.

Gambling in public places in Taiwan was forbidden in 1994. However, it is possible to find gambling establishments in the country as there are no laws regarding the online sector. The Taiwanese authorities claim anyone who has necessary equipment can easily gamble online, which affects Taiwanese society and leads to gambling addiction. Thus, the authorities want to fix this loophole.

After the draft amendment is submitted, the country's body of legislative power should approve the proposal. Then the laws will come into effect.

As mentioned earlier, the authorities in Bangladesh have launched a major crackdown on illegal gambling and caught one of the members of the country’s ruling political party - Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan.

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