House approves study on “integrated entertainment complex” project

After a wide ranging debate, the lower House has approved a study into the establishment of an “integrated entertainment complex”, which would include the first legalised casinos in the country….

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How online gambling infiltrated Thai govt websites to bypass betting ban

Hackers working for online gambling platforms have hijacked the webpages of many Thai government agencies and turned them into portals for illegal gaming sites. Websites of state agencies under all…

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Report on casinos to reach Thailand’s House of Representatives on Thursday

A full report prepared by a House committee on the legalisation of casinos in Thailand and the setting up of entertainment complexes, including casinos, will be submitted to the House…

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Thai rescue workers stand in front of the destroyed part of the Grand Diamond City hotel-casino after a fire in Poipet on December 30, 2022. – Rescuers scoured through the charred ruins of the Cambodian hotel and casino complex but warned on December 30 they were expecting to find more victims of a deadly fire that forced people to jump from windows. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Ten more bodies found in Cambodia’s burnt out casino on Friday

Thai and Cambodian rescue teams recovered ten more bodies from the burnt-out 17-storey Grand Diamond City hotel and casino this morning (Friday). The casino caught fire early yesterday morning, which…

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A rescue team walks through a burned out part of the Grand Diamond City hotel-casino following a major fire at the complex, in Poipet in Banteay Meanchey province on December 30, 2022. – At least 19 people were killed and many others are feared dead in a fire at a Cambodian casino, officials said, with a rescuer describing how victims hurled themselves from a ledge in a desperate bid to escape the flames. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP)

Remains of 10 Thais who died in Cambodia’s casino fire brought home

The bodies of ten Thais who were killed in a Cambodian casino fire on Wednesday were brought back to Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo Province this morning (Friday), to be…

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Smoke rises from part of the Grand Diamond City hotel-casino, as Thai and Cambodian rescuers struggle to extricate dozens of people feared trapped after a fire broke, killing at least 10 and injuring dozens in Poipet near Thailand border, Cambodia, December 29, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Cambodian casino fire kills 19, dozens more missing

At least 19 people were killed and up to 30 were missing after a huge fire tore through a casino-hotel complex in a Cambodian town on the Thai border, officials…

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Legalisation of 5 casinos proposed in Thailand with 30% tax collection

A house panel is planning to propose to the Thai government the establishment of five legal casinos, with revenues taxed at 30%, believing that it would help reduce problems with…

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Thai citizen found dead at Cambodia’s Poipet casino

A 19-year-old Thai man was found dead on Thursday at a casino in Poipet, according to local media in Cambodia, who reported that the death may be linked to a…

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A survey from December 6-8 suggested that the majority of 1,318 respondents were opposed to the idea of legalizing casinos in Thailand. (Photo by Alois Komenda)

Legalization of casinos — Will Thailand finally roll the dice?

Thailand took a major step towards legalizing casinos after the House of Representatives voted on December 2 to undertake a feasibility study on allowing gambling dens. Both the government and…

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Thai police raid online casino networks in 7 provinces

Thailand’s cybercrime police raided 8 online casino networks in 7 provinces and arrested 19 people, out of 22 suspects targeted. The raids in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Sara Buri, Rayong,…

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200 underground gambling dens still operating across Thailand

There are about 200 underground gambling dens operating nationwide, and 47 are in the Bangkok metropolitan area, according to a government panel, set up last month to investigate the potential…

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Illegal gambling a trump card for opposition in censure debate against govt 

Illegal gambling will be among the issues fired at Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine members of his Cabinet in next week’s censure debate. The grilling – scheduled for February…

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FILE : In this file photo taken on July 26, 2009, Macao tycoon Stanley Ho, talks to reporters after the Macau chief executive election in Macao. On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the family of Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Stanley Ho, who built Macao’s gambling industry, dies at 98

Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon who was considered the father of modern gambling in China, died Tuesday in Hong Kong, his daughter Pansy Ho said. He was 98. Known…

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