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A Pattaya hotel room was raided by police and 42 people now face charges for gambling, which is illegal in Thailand. Officers also seized tables, cards, and gambling chips with a total market value of roughly 500 million baht (the US$15 million). Firearms were seized from the dealers. Acting on a court warrant, police raided the Le Vernissage Hotel, a four-star hotel in northern Pattaya, and found dozens of people playing the card game baccarat, according to Pattaya police commander Pol Col Kulachart Kulcha. Everyone said to be involved in gambling, including the dealers, were detained by police.  Two closed-circuit cameras […]

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3 hours ago, Jason said:

Only two ways to go.... legalise gambling or stay the same. Either way, casinos aren't built on winners.....

Vegas has several of the world's largest hotels. They didn't build those by losing out to punters.

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3 hours ago, Thaiger said:

Officers also seized tables, cards, and gambling chips with a total market value of roughly 500 million baht (the US$15 million).

I suspect that means the chips had a nominal value of $15 mill, but unless someone has actually bought any chips, they have the same value as Monopoly Money.

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You license a place for all pleasure activity " Pattaya".

The you raid the hotels of Pattaya, which are licensed for gambling and get money !

Unfair trade practices , may have future repercussions. 

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20 hours ago, Thaiger said:

A Pattaya hotel room was raided by police and 42 people now face charges for gambling, which is illegal in Thailand. Officers also seized tables, cards, and gambling chips with a total market value of roughly 500 million baht (the US$15 million). Firearms were seized from the dealers. Acting on a court warrant, police raided the Le Vernissage Hotel, a four-star hotel in northern Pattaya, and found dozens of people playing the card game baccarat, according to Pattaya police commander Pol Col Kulachart Kulcha. Everyone said to be involved in gambling, including the dealers, were detained by police.  Two closed-circuit cameras […]

Pay a fine and they will be out the next day doing the same thing. Business as usual. Old habits don't change. Sometimes i wonder if the brown brothers do this for a show.

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