Taiwan is a country that is debating gambling just like the rest of the world. So far Asian countries have had notable successes with the gambling market. If you look at Macau, you can easily see gambling at its best. The small country has a huge gambling market this is showing signs of tremendous growth right now. It isn’t uncommon to see growth rates of 40-60% in just one month with Macau. No market has shown this kind of growth and the country is just fueling it into more growth. If you look at where the biggest gambling centers are right now, Macau is number one and showing no signs of slowing down. The Asian market is huge right now and supporting gambling in record numbers. Macau also has a transit authority that is funneling a route directly from the Chinese mainland and that is going to considerably feed more people into the market although they don’t need it. right now Asian countries are making a huge push for more gambling and the governments recognize how lucrative it is. Taiwan now wants in on the gambling, but they have some hurdles to cross before this is possible. Back in 2009 there was a referendum that proposed a gambling center in the country but it was quickly vetoed. Since that time though, the issue has not been laid to rest and officials are now revisiting it.
There are two island groups off of Taiwan and under its rule, that want to open up gambling casinos. They see the benefit of the huge dollars it can bring in and how it can create much- needed jobs for locals to take advantage of too. The tourist market in these two islands are already highly developed and they believe that bringing in casinos would only bring an even bigger rise to their numbers. There is a new referendum to be reviewed later this year and this should be a telling bill with regards to what is going to happen with Taiwan and gambling in the future. The issue right now is in the hands of the voting public and officials are hoping they are open to gambling.