Part 2 Specific Offenses
Chapter 21 Offenses of Gambling
A person who gambles in a public place or a place open to the public shall be sentenced to a fine of not more than fifty thousand New Taiwan Dollars.
The same shall apply to the gambling via telecommunication equipment, electronic communication, internet, or other similar means.
The provisions of the proceeding two paragraphs shall not apply to the item of gambling which is provided for temporary amusement.
For the offence under Paragraph 1, the gambling apparatus and lottery found at the site or at the gambling table or place for exchange of gambling tokens shall be confiscated whether or not it belongs to the offender.
A person who intend to make a profit furnishes a place to gamble or assembles person to gamble shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years; in addition thereto, a fine of not more than ninety thousand dollars may be imposed.
A person who intent to make a profit operates a prize-giving savings business or issues lottery tickets without permission of the government shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or short-term imprisonment; in addition thereto, a fine of not more than ninety thousand dollars may be imposed.
An agent who acts as an intermediary in a prize-giving savings business or in the sale of lottery tickets as specified in the preceding paragraph shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than six months or short-term imprisonment; in lieu thereof, or in addition thereto, a fine of not more than thirty thousand dollars may be imposed.
A public official who harbors a person who commits an offense specified in this Chapter shall be subject to the punishment prescribed for such an offense by increasing it up to one half.