Casino in thailand

  • Thailand News

    Venturing into the fast-paced world of online casinos in Thailand

    Exploring online casinos can feel confusing. Thailand’s online gambling scene is growing fast and the country’s potentially looking at legalising casinos altogether. Quite the contrast to the rest of SE Asia, excluding Singapore! We’ll take a quick look at the popular games, laws, and safety tips currently in place in Thailand Popular Online Casino Games in Thailand Despite being mostly…

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    Thai PM says legal casinos will prevent illegal gambling

    Thai Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, has come out in support of legalising casinos in the country, stating that the move would allow the government to properly control gambling and allow them to “collect taxes properly”. Under current law, gambling in the country is prohibited, except on state lotteries and government-backed horse races. Although online gambling is not explicitly covered by…

  • Business News

    Maybank’s bet: Thailand casinos could hit jackpot, boosting GDP

    Maybank Securities, a unit of Malaysia-based Maybank, forecasts that the potential introduction of casinos in Thailand with gambling facilities could yield an annual revenue of 187 billion baht, equivalent to about 1% of Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP). The forecast, based on an assessment carried out by Maybank’s gaming analyst and tourist arrivals in Thailand in 2019, anticipates the first complex to…

  • Business News

    AWC set to scoop jackpot from Thailand’s casino legalisation

    Tisco Securities indicated that Asset World Corporation (AWC), a luxury hotel and retail centre operator, stands to gain significantly from the government’s plan to legitimise casinos within entertainment complexes. This move is part of the government’s strategy to attract high-spending tourists and curb revenue losses from illicit gambling. The government is contemplating the establishment of the first entertainment-casino complex in…

  • Business News

    Thai government stakes its future on casino complex amid pressure

    The Government of Thailand is under pressure to review the specifics of the proposed casino and entertainment complex, aimed at boosting economic growth. According to Senator Sangsit Piriyarangsan, who has been investigating casino legalisation, the current plan requires adjustments. Sangsit argues that the bidding process for the casino complex project should not be exclusive to Thai companies. By enabling foreign…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand mulls over legalising casinos to boost economy

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin advocated for the establishment of entertainment complexes housing casinos in the country. The 62 year old prime minister stated his belief yesterday, March 28, that legalising casinos could potentially extinguish illegal gambling dens and divert gamblers’ money towards the state. The Thai PM further added that these complexes would operate under proper regulations, leading to…

  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha: Legalise casinos to save Thailand’s economy

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin advocated for the legalisation of casinos to combat the shadowy underworld economy in Thailand. PM Srettha outlined his vision for a new law permitting entertainment complexes housing legal casinos, aiming to drag illicit activities into the light and bolster national revenue streams. “We have to bring the grey [underground] economy into the light to allow us…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s casino odds looking up as House Committee wraps study

    The potential of casino legalisation in Thailand took a significant step forward with the House Committee on casino legalisation concluding its comprehensive study on the matter. Senior figures from the Pheu Thai Party have revealed that the study’s findings will be presented to parliament in the coming week. The special House Committee, chaired by Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat, completed…

  • Thailand video news

    Will there be a legal casino in Thailand soon? | GMT

      In today’s episode, Legal casino in Thailand to be considered again tomorrow, Govt to introduce 300 baht tourist fee in June, Indian flight departs with 55 passengers left on bus, Condom usage reportedly drops among Pattaya sex workers, STDs increase, and More than 1,500 arrested in Thailand last year for gambling, online fraud

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Thai Airways’ plans to get back in the money

    Thai Airways announced it is renting three more planes and hiring 600 more staff this year as part of its restructuring plans. After cutting costs, selling stock, chasing debts, and distributing plane seats, Thai Airways’ turnover rate in the third quarter of this year is expected to increase. Not only that, the President of the Reorganisation Committee, Piyasawad Amranan, says…

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    Survey shows over 80% want legal casino complex in Thailand

    A survey released by the Casino Committee of Thailand has revealed overwhelming evidence that the Thai nation wants a legal casino and entertainment complex in the country. Almost 81% of 3,296 participants said they would welcome a legal casino and entertainment complex in Thailand. MP from the Pheu Thai Party, and Casino Committee of Thailand spokesperson, Jakkapon Tangsuttitham, yesterday revealed…

  • Crime News

    “Casinos should be legalised and will create revenue for Thailand” – Chuwit Kamolvisit

    Chuwit Kamolvisit, a former politician and controversial owner of a massage parlour, has backed the legalisation of casinos in Thailand, believing it will boost revenue and draw tourists from abroad. “It shouldn’t be ignored any longer, and people should face the truth that many locals take part in gambling.” Chuwit Kamolvisit is a controversial Thai politician who was once the…

  • Bangkok News

    4.3 million baht seized in police raid on illegal casino

    A police raid that seized 4.3 million baht from an illegal underground gambling den has sparked a bizarre war of words between the authorities and a nongovernmental organisation. More than 4.3 million baht was seized after police raided an illegal casino hidden on the underground floor of the Ayothaya Tower on Ratchadapisak Soi 18 in Huay Kwang district of Bangkok.…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Mae Sot district proposed as site of Thailand’s 1st official casino

    An Entertainment Complex Committee, set up by the government, has proposed Mae Sot district in the northern province of Tak as an ideal location for Thailand’s first legal entertainment complex, with a casino. The committee has announced that they’ve gathered all information from their survey, both negative and positive, and is ready to submit the findings to the Thai cabinet.…

  • Thailand News

    Police raid illegal ‘casino’ on Koh Samui located near police station

    Officers from Bor Put police station in Koh Samui raided an illegal “casino” located in the middle of the island yesterday evening. They were joined by the island’s mayor, Chayapon Intarasupa. Those running the operation allegedly allowed people to gamble in different games to win money, according to reports. Thai media reported that the illegal gambling centre was a one-story…

  • 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…

  • Politics News

    5 subcommittees set up to examine casino complex proposal

    5 subcommittees have been established to tackle the proposal to legalise building a casino entertainment complex as part of the House’s committee on the subject. A Palang Pracharath Party spokeswoman for the committee said each subcommittee will focus on different aspects of pushing the legislation forward. The proposal to legalise gambling and allow the government to collect tax revenue has…

  • Thailand video news

    Bangkok Protests, Pattaya bar shut down, Meteor shower incoming | Thailand Top Stories

    During last night’s rally, the protest leaders showed a petition of 230,000 signatures which had already been gathered to revoke the controversial Section 112. In the latest display of force from the Covid fun police, another restaurant operating as a bar on South Pattaya Road has been shut down last night for violating the current local restrictions in Chon Buri province.…

  • Thailand video news

    Omicron Update, Bangkok train night market, Italian-Thai Development | Good Morning Thailand | Ep.150

    In today’s episode Jay and Natty discuss about a possible fourth Omicron case in Thailand waiting for confirmation, house panel to weigh up legal casinos, Bangkok’s train night market Ratchada opens in a new location under new name and Italian-Thai development CEO Premchai Kanasutra has been sentenced by the Supreme Court to over 3 years in jail for poaching.