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During the recent elections for village chiefs and township representatives, Penghu County also held an unofficial referendum intended to gauge the level of support for the licensing of casinos there. The people who voted in the referendum did so according to individual and local needs, urgently hoping that once the government has heard the voice of the people, it would respond by providing practical assistance in the form of capital and infrastructure.


However, if the people of the outlying islands wish to set up a gaming industry, the government first has to consider how it would go about this.


First, can the government afford to build expensive UFA gaming facilities on the islands — given its financial problems? The many social problems casinos can bring, such as gangster activity, proliferation of the sex industry, difficulty in controlling gambling habits and the influx of outsiders must also be addressed.


Whether the government can come up with an effective policy to tackle these problems — or even whether there will be the money or personnel — are controversial issues that must be resolved before a gaming industry can be established. Research has indicated that some of these problems may be impossible to eliminate and that the only recourse is to mitigate them. But how to mitigate them is a problem in itself.


In allocating resources, the first priority should be transportation. Temporarily putting aside the issue of whether large-scale airplanes can land at Makung’s airport, Penghu lacks an international access point. Without any direct air links, foreign visitors must first go to Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, then go to the Sungshan airport and take a flight to Penghu. This is a complete turn-off for foreign tourists, and Penghu would not be able to compete with …

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INDIAN GAMING: Casino tribes took in $18.5 billion

Indian gaming generated $18.5 billion in gross revenues in 2004, almost double the amount produced by Nevada casinos and the trend is expected to continue indefinitely, according to tribal and Nevada officials.

A 10 percent increase extended more than a decade of double-digit growth for tribal gambling which has boomed since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Gambling revenue for major Nevada resorts totaled $9.88 billion in fiscal 2004.

Mark Van Norman, executive director of the National Indian Gaming Association, projected the 10 percent growth trend will continue.

“Who could have thought 15 years ago that Indian gaming would generate more revenue than is spent by the federal government through the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) and IHS (Indian Health Service)?” Van Norman said during a news conference at the National Press Club.

Indian gambling, combined with tribal hospitality, restaurant and entertainment services, produced $21 billion last year compared to $19.59 billion for Nevada.

Van Norman noted net revenues were about $6 billion less than the gross sum due to wages, salaries, Social Security taxes and benefits.

There are 411 Indian casinos across the country, operated by 223 tribes in 28 states.

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Manchester City are still on course for a four-trophy grand slam this season after advancing to the F.A. Cup semi-finals, where they will meet Watford. However after Sergio Aguero netted a late winner to complete a 3-2 comeback at Swansea City, TV replays showed the Argentine had clearly been offside. There were questions too surrounding City’s penalty award too.

VAR was not available at the Liberty Stadium although was being employed at the other three quarter-finals. Last season when Swansea were Premier League they also used it. The jury is still out on VAR, its obvious benefits nullified in many eyes by the time it takes to reach a decision. A half-baked introduction does not help its cause either.

The F.A. should have insisted all the quarter-finals had VAR or none at all.

Barcelona v Manchester United is the most attractive of the last eight ties in the Champions League but travelling fans will have to pay £102 for the privilege of watching it live in the away ground. While Man Utd are subsidizing their followers in Catalonia by £27 to make up the difference to what they are charging Barca fans, is this the first time UCL tickets have reached three figures for this stage of the competition? As many fans protest, ‘twenty is plenty’ but one hundred is surely too much.


* For some reason everyone was cooing over Lionel Messi’s hat-trick away to Real Betis on Sunday and it is true his third goal was so sublime the home fans applauded his magical feet. Yet since he has already netted half a century of three-goal matches for the blaugrana, most against the whipping-boys who make up La Primera, I could not get too excited.

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Qatar take on Japan on Wednesday in an Asian qualifying match for World Cup 2010.


Qatar is a hot, arid desert country – but don’t worry, for at this time of the year the climate is perfect. In this brief guide we provide some basic travel essentials along with an idea of what to do and where to do when you get there.




If you are Japanese, British, American or Australian there is no need to worry about visas – you can buy one on arrival. (A prior hotel booking is advisable, though, as you may be asked for an address.) Don’t bring any alcohol or pork into the Qq Poker country (or dirty dvds, handcuffs or sexy knickers) as they will be confiscated. Getting through the immigration is easy, then grab a taxi from outside the front gates and head off to your hotel.




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Home wins will dominate this weekend’s results, Tottenham will pip Arsenal to fourth spot and Bolton will play in the Intertoto Cup this summer at the expense of Newcastle writes David Walker.


Arsenal vs Wigan Athletic

Following Thursday’s 3-1 win at Manchester City, Arsenal need to win this match if they have any hope of pipping Tottenham to fourth place. Despite a Pkv Poker congested fixture list due to their final appearance in the Champions League they have won seven of their last 10 matches and have won 13 matches in front of their own fans this season. The Gunners have not been beaten at Highbury since West Ham’s 3-2 victory on 1 February while Wigan have lost three out of their last four and have won just three of their last nine matches. Walker’s Word: Close, but no cigar, Arsenal @ 1/4.


Aston Villa vs Sunderland

Matches between these two are traditionally low scoring affairs. Five Premiership meetings at Villa Park all have produced two goals or less with Villa winning 1-0 twice, drawing 1-1 once and twice 0-0. Sunderland have been awful all season but have produced two away victories against fellow relegated sides West Brom and Middlesbrough and finally won at home against Fulham on Thursday. Villa will most likely win but are no value at the available price, especially with Sunderland buoyed by their recent victory. A bet on the “unders” is a more sensible investment. Walker’s Word: Under 2.5 goals @ 4/5.


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We all know that the lottery is a game of luck. It is not like a sport where even underdogs can win as long as they perform well. In the lottery, everything is left to chance. If your number combination comes out, then you will receive the prize. Otherwise, you’ll get nothing. The lottery ticket will be valid though for the next draw. The rules depend on who runs the lottery. There are even cases where the lottery ticket is valid for all draws within the year. These rules may also apply even for online lotto.


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Why would anyone suck air through a bowl of water for the sole purpose of filling his or her lungs with tobacco smoke?


For Anwar Aljabaly, 18, of Dearborn the answer is as simple as lighting the charcoal in a hookah, or water pipe: enjoyment wrapped up in his Middle Eastern culture and heritage.


Dr. Raja Rabah of Children’s Hospital in Detroit says there is another answer: addiction. People like Aljabaly are addicted to nicotine, whether it comes from conventional cigarettes or from the exotic water pipes called shisha, nargeela, narghile, arghileh, okka, kalyan, hubble-bubble and ghelyoon.


Hookah, arghileh, whatever you call it, the bottom line is addiction to nicotine, Rabah told me.


Aljabaly, a student at Henry Ford Community College, will be in Taylor on Tuesday as a panelist on an antismoking program called “Hooked on Hookah” at Wayne County Community College’s Downriver campus. It’s organized by the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SMCA).


He knows he’ll be the lone ranger at this conference, since the other presenters will be opposed to hookah smoking. Aljabaly even makes his pitch for hookahs in an anti-hookah film also called “Hooked on Hookah.” His message is simple: Hookah is good for the soul.


And hookah use is on the upswing. Olivia Polychroni, 18, of Taylor goes with friends to cafes in Dearborn or Novi to smoke hookah and doesn’t worry. The Truman High School student told me, “Cigarettes are disgusting; they make your teeth yellow and they just don’t appeal to me at all.


“I know there is some danger, but I don’t do it a lot like cigarettes. I go to a café maybe once a week, if that.”


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