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Gambling crackdown continues, 400 slot machines seized in warehouse raid

Caitlin Ashworth



PHOTO: Matichon

In a nationwide crackdown on gambling, police in the Isaan province Khon Kaen raided a warehouse and seized more than 400 slot machines.

Acting on a court warrant, police searched the warehouse in the Mueang district. The locks on the door had been changed and police had to break the locks to enter the warehouse. Inside, canvases covered 418 slot machines. Police say the machines were “plug and play” ready.

Officers say they believe the warehouse was linked to an illegal gambling den in the province. No arrests have been made and police are still investigating.

There have been numerous gambling-related busts and raids in recent weeks. A nationwide crackdown on gambling was launched after a cluster of Covid-19 cases was reported at a Rayong gambling den.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Crackdown on gambling? What’s next, cracking down on prostitution and corruption?

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    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    What is the point?

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    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Here we go again just legalise it and move on!!

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    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 5:31 am

    No pointing in the photo? How is anyone supposed to know what to look at?

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    Mister Stretch

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 8:36 am

    400 covered and not in use machines.

    Oh, they were ready to plug and play.

    Now I see the threat to Thai society. Non-functioning machines that might function, but actually aren’t functioning, so aren’t breaking the law.

    Got it.

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      Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 11:51 am

      Hahaha they were probably put into a warehouse next to the fake Ketamine.

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    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Headline in 2 or 3 days from now:
    “What police thought to be illegal gambling slot machines found in a WAREHOUSE turned out to be arcade games and dont give away any prizes/winnings”
    (This reminds me of the big ketamine bust that turned out to be a ‘bust’ last month LOL)

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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