Uproar in Taiwan as university courses on gambling open up in six universities across the country. The Alliance Against the Legalization of Gambling has lambasted the Taiwanese schools for the new subjects.
After six universities set up gambling courses, controversy has erupted all over Taiwan, and it’s easy to understand why, since Taiwanese gambling laws completely prohibit gambling.
While the Alliance Against the Legalization of Gambling believes that the new courses are “turning the halls of education into ‘gambling dens’”, the schools say the courses will cover the management, analysis and a gambling establishment’s system regulation.
Uproar in Taiwan as universities introduce new courses on gambling
This piece of Taiwanese gambling news has been making the headlines, especially with the protest staged last Thursday by the Alliance Against the Legalization of Gambling.
“How can universities allow such courses to be offered?” said Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien during the protest, “If the education sector becomes so focused on material wealth, what future can our nation look forward to?”
“We aren’t teaching our students how to become dealers,” replied National Taiwan University of Science and Technology dean Liao Ching-jung.
Liao cited Singapore as an example of a conservative nation with legalized gambling, hinting that Taiwan might follow suit in the future. He commented on Wang’s logic that in that case “Singapore would also be a lowly country.”
The government has remained neutral throughout the debate, and the Ministry of Education says it respects the opinions from both sectors.