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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 country’s biggest massage parlour owner, known as the “tub tycoon”. After an arrest in 2003, he publicly claimed that he paid large bribes to many Thai police officers – Wikipedia ”Gambling is one of the vices in society. No society […]

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The guy has a point, and he knows how to point a finger at cover ups by pretentuious false dinosaurs. 

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'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.'

 

Which group is he aiming at? Tourists from abroad? Or locals?

 

Apart from that, a casino has only one winner. The owner. But people do like to gamble. So it is better to legalise things since a state-run casino usually gives better chances to players. And it would be regularly checked. Always better than an illegal gambling den.

 

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13 minutes ago, Janneman said:

'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.'

Which group is he aiming at? Tourists from abroad? Or locals?

Apart from that, a casino has only one winner. The owner. But people do like to gamble. So it is better to legalise things since a state-run casino usually gives better chances to players. And it would be regularly checked. Always better than an illegal gambling den.

Which group is he aiming at? I would have thought that he has the Chinese firmly in his sights.

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5 minutes ago, Janneman said:

Apart from that, a casino has only one winner. The owner. But people do like to gamble. So it is better to legalise things since a state-run casino usually gives better chances to players. And it would be regularly checked. Always better than an illegal gambling den

I think that's right. I'd go as far as saying that they should also introduce sports betting as well. Not to mention the tax revenue the casinos (and sports books generate) can be used for something useful (hopefully). The key disadvantage is that for some people, gambling can be very addictive. And casinos are going make life for those people (and their families) a little more difficult. 

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If all the government wants is taxation revenue they should legalize prostitution. The infrastructure is already in place and prostitution is an accepted part of society.  Why didn’t Chuwit suggest that? Perhaps he wants a different way to exploit people.

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What is another vice in Thailand. Bring it on. 

Now the rich are scavenging for another source of revenue.

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17 hours ago, Grumpish said:

I would have thought that he has the Chinese firmly in his sights.

Sihanoukville always come to mind whenever this subject comes up. I’m with Fanta. If all you want to do is generate revenue, legalize prostitution. 

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Chuwit Kamolvisit is one very bad dude and his opinion isn't valid IMO

Two main reasons for NOT legalising Casino's include the devastation it wreaks on families of compulsive gamblers AND the criminal enterprises incl. money laundering supported out of income by operators.

 

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oh god. not casino AND lottery tickets...

My wife and girlfriend will bleed the bank accounts dry in a month

😟

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1 hour ago, Raugh said:

oh god. not casino AND lottery tickets...

My wife and girlfriend will bleed the bank accounts dry in a month

😟

You better keep seperate bank accounts for each one 😉

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4 minutes ago, DiJoDavO said:

But what will thry do if someone actually wins money? 

A good question.
A few years a go I remember reading about a ferang who won some money on the lottery.
When he went to collect his winnings, it was claimed only Thais were allowed to receive the money. I don't know if he did eventually get his money,

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2 hours ago, Bluesofa said:

A good question.
A few years a go I remember reading about a ferang who won some money on the lottery.
When he went to collect his winnings, it was claimed only Thais were allowed to receive the money. I don't know if he did eventually get his money,

This will be the perfect environment to scam people. Knowing that foreigners easily get scammed, I'd never set a foot in one of those casinos. 😂

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They should do what Singapore does at Marina Bay Sands.

Ban indigenous  people from entering. Make it just tourist driven

Works for them

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