If you have ever been to Thailand, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not a country with casinos. Gambling is illegal, and if you are caught gambling you can be fined up to a thousand Baht or spend one year in jail.
While the government has said that they want to legalize casinos, there are some issues that have to be resolved. For example, the Thai government wants to ensure that it can control gambling, and it should be able to set strict standards for management and accounting.
A parliamentary committee recently studied the potential for a legal casino in Thailand. They have suggested that it could boost tourism and create jobs. The committee has also recommended that the Thai government should approve a law that would allow the development of five integrated casino resorts in key locations around the country.
These integrated resorts are designed to serve as a catalyst for tourism growth. In addition, they would prevent Thai gamblers from entering the casinos of neighboring countries.
However, there are still a lot of illegal casinos in Thailand, so the Thai government has limited resources to fight against these criminal enterprises. It is estimated that there are at least 500 illegal gambling websites operating in 14 provinces.
While these illegal operations are being shut down, they are starting to re-open. In fact, a recent investigation of one of these illegal websites revealed that it was owned by an individual who had ties to a local mob.