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Rayong police raid huge illegal gambling den, arrest 118 – VIDEO

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Authorities in the eastern province of Rayong raided a huge illegal casino and arrested 118 gamblers. 12 million baht was reportedly circulated through the gambling den daily. Officers from the Department of Provincial Administration and the Department of Special Investigation raided the den, named “RJ,” in Rayong’s main city district after an extensive investigation.

Check the raid on video (below).

The casino had a total area of 600 square metres. There were many illegal gaming tables and even slot machines. Many of the 118 gamblers were from the Pattaya area. Officers say there was at least 12 million baht in the gambling den at the time of the raid.

Those arrested face charges of illegal gambling and violating the Emergency Decree which prohibits mass gatherings. Officers told reporters that any illegal acts or venues should be reported to the Ministry of Interior Hotline, 1567.

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    Aaron

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    how many arrested is from china?

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    Geoff

    Friday, June 12, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Good to see that there were no tip offs prior to the raid.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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