Main Provisions of the Gambling Ordinance in Taiwan
Curious how the Criminal Code of the Republic of China regulates gambling in Taiwan? We’ve got you covered!
Here are the major provisions of the act.
- According to the 1935 act, the lottery is the country's sole legal form of gambling.
- Even though there is no clear legal restriction for online gambling in Taiwan, Article 268 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of China tagged those who furnish an area for betting purposes as lawbreakers, as many believe online gambling is included.
- As per Article 266 of the Criminal Code, Taiwans are fined NT$30,000 when caught in any gambling acts.
- The Code also stated that any person caught conducting any form of gambling would be jailed for 3 years and may be fined NT$90,000. The properties used are confiscated.
- According to section 266 of the Criminal Code, offering lottery tickets or conducting a prize-giving saving business without proper permission from the authorities will lead to a one-year jail term. A possibility of NT$90,000 fine can also be added to the penalty.
- If you're caught as an agent in any unauthorized lottery ticket sales or prize-giving savings business, you will serve a six-month jail term and can also pay an NT$30,000 fine.
Finally, since only a lottery is allowed in the country, no distinct law governs online gambling in Taiwan, as the Criminal Code controls all activities.