Online gambling in Taiwan

Like much of Asia, until recently Taiwan was a largely gambling free, (or rather legal gambling free) region with strict laws prohibiting gambling and casinos in particular. But like many of its Asian neighbors, Taiwan has watched with interest as Macau has grown into the Las Vegas of the Asia Pacific region and generated enormous tax revenues, and now it is following in the footsteps of Singapore and Malaysia with plans to develop a casino industry of its own.

In January 2009 Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan approved an amendment to the Offshore Islands Development Act legalizing the operation of casinos on the nation’s surrounding islands including Kinmen, Penghu, Matsu, and Orchid. The amendment gives the green light to casino resort development on any of these islands provided local governments can win the support of at least 50% of voters in referendums on the matter. It also provides US$901 million in promised development funds to the islands as a further enticement to go down the gambling path.

Like most other Asian countries while specific online gambling legislation doesn’t exist in Taiwan it is considered, by virtue of laws with respect to gambling generally, to be illegal and is frowned upon by authorities. However with a lack of terrestrial gambling options and a clear propensity to play casino games, online gambling has proven a popular option and enjoyed exponential growth over the few years. One of government’s motivations for developing a local casino industry is no doubt to win players back from offshore online casinos.

Best live casino for Taiwanese players

Casinos offering live deal games and accepting players from Taiwan are listed below.

Live casinos for Taiwan players
Players from your location accepted
Player access
Deposits accepted and/or can maintain account in local currency
Toll free numbers from your country
Toll free support
local language site/support capabilities
Local language
games regionally focused

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No restrictions on Taiwan player sign-ups No deposit restrictions.
Maintain account in Taiwan dollars  (TWD)
No No Asian based dealer studio with many games and baccarat variations.


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No restrictions on Taiwan player sign-ups No deposit restrictions.
Can maintain account in USD or CNY
Toll free phone numbers for Taiwan players Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified Asian based dealer studio including many baccarat variations, sicbo and Asian roulette.