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Thailand extends ban on intl flights until June 30

2020-05-18

The Thai government has extended its ban on passenger flights for another month to June 30, in continued efforts to contain the spread of the coronavi

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Asia affiliates begin to come of age

2020-03-06

The Asian igaming sector continues to attract high levels of interest from betting and casino operators targeting markets such as Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia and, of course, China; which remains by far the biggest of them all.

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Cockfighting bust nets 60 arrests in Phuket

2020-01-13

Local media reports that 60 gamblers were arrested on Sunday as a police raid caught them in the middle of a cockfight on Thailand’s Phuket island.

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Majority of Thais gamble, report finds

2019-10-09

A new survey has found that 30.42 million Thais, or 57 percent of the population, have participated in gambling this year, despite a government ban.

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Chinese nationals busted in Pattaya for illegal online gambling

2019-09-04

Nineteen Chinese nationals have been arrested for running an online gambling operation from Pattaya, with THB 8 million ($263,000) in daily circulatio

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Operators eye Thai potential

2019-08-02

Thailand’s ongoing ban on all forms of gambling is proving a gold mine for casinos elsewhere in the region, with a growing number taking steps to specifically target the Thai VIP base. 

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Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

2019-03-01

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina reg

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Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

2019-02-08

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months.

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Eight arrested for running online gambling site

2019-01-22

Three men and five women have been arrested in Bangkok for allegedly running an illegal football gambling site, i99bet. Last week, immigration pol

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Thai gambling arrests soar during World Cup

2018-07-17

Police in Thailand arrested three times as many gambling suspects during the FIFA World Cup this year than they did during the prior tournament in 2014, The Nation reports.

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Thai police arrest 3,000 gamblers in just four days

2018-06-20

In just four days since the start of the World Cup, Thai police have arrested around 3,000 gamblers and bookies nationwide, working with financial ins

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Thai authorities see success in World Cup crackdown...industry less so

2018-06-15

Elephants took to a football pitch in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya this week in an effort to raise awareness among young people about ill

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Thai authorities see success in World Cup crackdown...industry less so

2018-06-15

Elephants took to a football pitch in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya this week in an effort to raise awareness among young people about illegal gambling.

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Casino reform push gathers steam

2017-08-02

The push to legalize casinos in Thailand appears to be gathering momentum, though experts say any reforms are unlikely to have much of an impact on the thriving illegal market, which is estimated at more than $5 billion a year. Academics in the country,...

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Border business highlights Thai gaming revenue loss

2017-06-28

A heat map of the casinos clustered around Thailand’s borders are a strong indicator of how much interest there would be if the Kingdom were to legalize gambling.

Foreign interest seen strong if casinos legalized

2017-04-19

Thailand would be a major draw for foreign investors were it to legalize its casino industry and would likely provide significant competition for other regional jurisdictions, according to panelists at the recent ASEAN Gaming Summit. The Southeast Asian...

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Technology seen fuelling Asia gaming addiction

2017-02-01

Gaming addiction is viewed as a major challenge across Asia, with growing access to online and mobile gaming raising the risk for problem behaviour, researchers say. Concern over problem gambling is often cited as a key reason why regional governments...

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Online lottery key to distribution reform?

2017-01-12

Thai government efforts to reform its multi-billion dollar state lottery appear to be making little headway, with experts saying some of the fundamental problems are unlikely to be resolved until an online system is introduced. The military government,...

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Thai football frenzy sparks betting spike among youth

2016-06-16

The UEFA Euro 2016 soccer championship is fueling a spike in gambling among Thai youth, despite police crackdowns, with an increasing portion of bets being placed online, according to new research. A joint survey conducted by Chulalongkorn University’s...

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