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College to offer courses for careers in casino industry

By Flora Wang  /  STAFF REPORTER

A college yesterday unveiled plans to introduce formal casino training courses to the nation.

In a press release, Lee Ming-huei (李銘輝), president of the Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism College in Hualien, stressed the need for the nation to develop cruise, casino and conference management industries.

Lee said the passage of the “casino article” in the amendment to the Offshore Islands Development Act (離島建設條例) by the Legislative Yuan meant the casino industry could become the focus of Taiwan’s tourism.

The legislature approved the amendment on Jan 12, legalizing of casino operations on outlying islands.

The college plans to introduce formal casino educational programs so that students can choose the casino industry as a career alternative, Lee said.

“The casino industry is an industry that integrates tourism and entertainment industries. The nation’s tourism industry will grow further if we develop the casino industry on the basis of our tourism industry,” Lee said.

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