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Election and gambling

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By Hu Young-sup

Gamblers always look for games, legal or illegal, on which they can bet money. The more exciting the games are, the larger the stakes grow.

Not even presidential elections escape the attention of eager gamblers. On Jan. 11, voters in Taiwan will take to the polls to select their new leader, the first political event of the year.

The problem for Taiwanese gamblers wishing to bet on the election is that, officially, the only form of gambling allowed in the country is participation in state-run lotteries. Betting on the election is prohibited by law because of concerns it could distort the result. Taiwanese police have already reportedly raided a number of underground gambling facilities run by an international gambling........

© The Korea Times