Casino

  • Thailand News

    Rolled dice: Police shuffled as casino thrives under their watch in Chiang Mai

    Five police officers were transferred for recklessness after allowing gambling dens to operate under their noses following a Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) raid at the 89 CLUB Casino, in Chiang Mai province. The raid was conducted following a complaint filed by the Ministry of Interior. A resident urged the ministry to investigate a casino in Chiang Mai where over…

  • Crime News

    Indian and Thai couple behind Pattaya’s busted casino

    An Indian and Thai couple were behind the recently busted Pattaya casino, which saw 93 people arrested early on Monday morning. The couple confessed to running the casino in a Pattaya hotel after being arrested, The Pattaya News reported last night. The couple, 32 year old Divyesh Ashokkumarr Pathar of Indian nationality, and 32 year old Sitranan Kaewlor of Thai…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya Police bust casino, arrest 93 people in anti-gambling operation

    Pattaya Police swooped on a hidden casino, arresting 93 people involved. The illicit gambling establishment had a financial circulation of over 1 billion rupees (418 million baht), according to the police’s findings. The casino was hidden in the Asia Hotel in Soi Pratumnak 4 in Pattaya, said police. Pattaya Police led by Pol. Col. Thanapong Phothi, superintendent of the Pattaya…

  • World News

    Should tourists in Thailand take a gamble on Poipet?

    Poipet, a boomtown on the Khmer side of the Thai – Cambodian border, is known for two things: visa runs and gambling. Just 3.5 hours away from Bangkok, Poipet is popular with tourists looking to exit and reenter Thailand’s border to gain more time in the kingdom. Beyond the immigration office lies an otherwise unspectacular-looking urban municipality that transforms into…

  • News

    Comparing the regulations and laws governing casinos in the US and Thailand

    Casinos are a popular form of entertainment and a significant source of revenue for many countries. However, the regulations and laws governing casinos can vary greatly from country to country. This article will compare the regulations and laws governing casinos in the United States and Thailand. Regulations in the United States The regulations and laws governing casinos are determined at…

  • Thailand News

    Legal casino in Thailand to be considered again tomorrow

    The Casino Committee of Thailand reported it will discuss legal casino and entertainment complexes at a city council meeting tomorrow in a bid to gain approval from the Cabinet. The Thai government has been discussing the potential establishment of a legal casino and entertainment complex since the last year. To evaluate the casino industry, a special committee has been established…

  • Crime News

    UPDATE: Casino robbery in Bangkok sparks investigation into local police corruption

    UPDATE Today, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Police Division 1 Pol. Cl. Ekarat Pao-in gave an update about the Din Daeng casino robbery. Ekarat is also now acting Superintendent of Din Daeng Police Station since five Din Daeng officers are being investigated for corruption. Ekarat said that he and other officers searched the casino and “didn’t find anything at…

  • Crime News

    Casino robbery in Bangkok sparks investigation into local police corruption

    CCTV footage taken in the early hours of Tuesday morning reveals a man stealing 300,000 baht cash from an illegal casino in the Din Daeng area of Bangkok. The man, known as “Mack Anusaoree,” stole the money after gambling away more than one million baht, allegedly. Mack Anusaoree – “Mack Victory” – raided the gambling den on Soi Pracha Songkhro…

  • World News

    Unpaid Cambodia casino workers swim home to Vietnam

    In Cambodia, about 40 Vietnamese workers fled alleged slave labour conditions in a casino, swimming to freedom across the border. The staff fled the Golden Phoenix Entertainment Casino, located in the border province of Kandal in Cambodia, making a daring escape past security and through a river to reach freedom in Vietnam. The few dozen Vietnamese employees said they were…

  • World News

    Conflict over Cambodian casino and territory in eastern Thailand

    There’s conflict over a Cambodian casino in the eastern province of Trat, which borders the two countries. Trat’s ranger regiment says the casino has encroached into a Thai watershed area and has sent Cambodia a letter on the issue. Senior officers from the ranger regiment said yesterday that there are border conflicts in 17 spots in the Laem Klat sub-district…

  • Business News

    How do you pay for online casinos in Thailand?

    Despite ‘mostly’ being illegal in Thailand, gamblers and entrepreneurs alike are finding smart and innovative ways to circumnavigate the laws. The use of VPNs makes almost anything impossible, possible when you’re online, and it’s no different when gambling! What was once a relatively niche part of the overall gambling industry, online gambling has grown to be by far the most…

  • Thailand News

    Should Thailand legalise online gambling?

    The topic of online gambling has long been discussed in Thailand. While there are those who think online gambling should be legal, others are against all forms of gambling. This also includes online gambling. And yet, there are still many online casino sites operating in Thailand. There are even websites where you can read more about the options you have…

  • Thailand News

    Talk of opening a casino in Bangkok with relaxed entry rules for foreigners

    The future of casinos in Thailand might be marketed toward foreign tourists. A government committee discussing the legalisation of gambling, which has been long practised by Thais behind closed doors, are discussing the possibility of opening the first casino in Bangkok and then expanding to open casinos in other tourist destinations. Officials are considering making entry rules far more strict…

  • Thailand News

    Government to set up committee to consider opening casinos in Thailand

    Thailand could be legalising casinos in the near future. The House of Representatives recently voted in favour of setting up a 60-seat extraordinary committee to consider the opening of casinos, which are still illegal in Thailand. Opening the venues for gambling is expected to draw in more income from foreign tourists. 310 MPs voted in favour while 9 were against…

  • Crime News

    Illegal gambling den owner in Pattaya arrested again in murder for hire scheme

    An illegal casino operator in Pattaya is under arrest again after police are accusing him of murdering the man who snitched on him back in February. 56 year old Somchai Jutikitdecha, or Longjoo Somchai, was detained at his residence on Rat Bamrung Road in Tambon Noen Phra of Pattaya’s Muang district early this morning and is being charged with ordering…

  • Covid-19 News

    Mae Sot plans field hospital for Covid-19 patients fleeing from Myanmar casino outbreak

    A field hospital will be set up in Tak’s Mae Sot district bordering Myanmar to treat Thai returnees for Covid-19 as many are fleeing the neighbouring country due to an outbreak at a Myawaddy casino where around 200 to 300 Thais worked. The local communicable disease committee agreed to convert the municipality’s sports stadium into a field hospital to treat…

  • Thailand News

    Health Minister considers making lawbreakers pay for Covid treatment

    Thailand’s Public Health Minister is considering making lawbreakers pay for their own Covid-19 treatment after pointing out that those who put the public at risk for the coronavirus should foot the bill for treatment. Anutin Charnvirakul floated the idea on his Facebook after a meeting yesterday raised concerns about illegal gambling activities and human-smuggling that has contributed to the rise…

  • Politics News

    MP proposes opening casinos in Thailand, legalising online gambling

    A Thai politician is pushing for the legalisation of gambling and proposing Thailand open casinos at popular tourist destinations like Bangkok and Phuket, saying that it would increase tax revenue. A leader of the Thai Civilised Party Mongkolkit Suksintharanon says he wants to start a committee to research plans for so-called entertainment complexes which would have a casino, hotel, theme…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok casino shooter insists he acted alone: police

    A man who confessed to killing a gunman, who had already shot dead 3 people at an illegal Bangkok gambling den on Monday night, insists he acted alone, police announced today. Authorities took 61 year old Phiphit Srisuwan, alias “Boy Baan Khrua” to the Bangkok South Criminal Court to seek his detention in connection with the fatal shooting in a…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok casino gunman’s killer surrenders, confesses

    In the ongoing saga of Monday’s fatal shooting a Bangkok gambling den, a suspect surrendered to police today for shooting dead a gunman in the illegal casino in Bangkok’s Yannawa district. A man calling himself “Boy BanKrua” turned himself in to police and handed in the gun he allegedly used. The suspect says he shot 61 year old Taworn Sisot,…

  • Crime News

    PM vows to “spare no one” in fatal casino shooting

    PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has says he will “spare no one” if Monday night’s fatal shooting shooting in a Bangkok gambling den involved illegal police activity. He was reacting to the shooting death of Watthanaset Samniangprasert, an interrogation inspector at Samae Dam police station in Bang Bon district, and 3 others, 1 of them a woman, at a gambling den in…

  • World News

    16 Thais, Burmese arrested in raid on illegal Narathiwat casino

    Officers of the Crime Suppression Division arrested 16 Thai and Burmese gamblers at an illegal gambling den in Sungai-Kolok, on the Malaysian border in the southern Narathiwat province. The casino reportedly had a monthly cash flow of over 388 million baht, and was operating in an apartment with many games to choose from. Officials got a tip about a location…

  • Crime News

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

    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).…

  • Crime News

    Hundred arrested in illegal Rayong casino raid

    Police have arrested more than one hundred gamblers at an illegal casino in a Rayong warehouse. The casino’s bank books show an average cash flow of 12 million baht per day, Thai media reports. Along with 106 gamblers, 12 dealers were also arrested. Police confiscated game equipment such as card tables, casino chips and 2 slot machines as well as…

  • Covid-19 News

    Illegal Chinese casino in Pattaya operating after curfew – VIDEO

    Police from several units, including the Transnational Crime Unit of Chon Buri, led a raid last night on an illegal casino in Pattaya where nearly a dozen people were gambling. It was located above a Chinese Restaurant. Police went to the Fu Manow Chinese Restaurant at about 10:15pm after a tip that there was an illegal gathering happening in a…

  • Covid-19 News

    Over 100 arrested in Bangkok for illegal gambling

    Too close and too many people. Over 100 have been arrested illegally gambling in a secret casino near the Nonthaburi Market. The Department of Provincial Administration raided a casino in the greater Bangkok Metro Area‘s Nonthaburi province and discovered 200,000 baht in cash, Hi-Low boards and two gaming machines, along with 108 people, some estimates as high as 122, taking…

  • Northern Thailand News

    VIDEO: Thai firefighters and rescuers cross border to help Cambodian firefighters

    PHOTO: The Mirror A fire which broke out in an building in Poipet, Cambodia on Monday night, saw Thai fire trucks and rescue workers from the bordering town of Aranyaprathet, cross the border to help put out the fire. Poipet is a Cambodian town well known for its various casinos, which caters to Chinese and Thai gamblers. Poipet is located…