The New Year hasn’t brought the relief that had been hoped for Asia’s devastated tourism industry, with new outbreaks of Covid-19 across the region dampening expectations for an early opening of borders.
In Thailand’s Pattaya-area forensics investigators are using fingerprints and DNA traces to track down the owners of more than 160 slot machines found in a commercial building being prepared for use as an illegal casino.
Thailand’s Pattaya region business leaders are reportedly divided over whether opening legal casinos would mitigate Thailand’s illegal gambling problem.
Thai police have busted a large illegal gambling operation operating out of a luxury resort in the north of the company, arresting 34 people. Police seized 26 slot machines, 29 sets of cards, 60 chips and a Baccarat table.
In yet another sign of how Covid-19 may fundamentally change the gambling landscape in Asia, Thai media is reporting that the government is open to studying whether to legalize gambling.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he's willing to consider whether to legalize gambling to help stamp out rampant illegal betting, even though he personally is against the idea.
Thai police have arrested 21 people, 16 of them foreigners, following a weekend raid on an illegal gambling operation in the beach resort of Pattaya.
Thailand is bracing for the return of hundreds of Thais who were working in casinos in Myanmar and who may have been affected by Covid-19.
Bangkok police arrested 94 people during a raid to stop illegal gambling in a casino that was operated by 27 people, 13 of whom were foreign nationals. Senior police face inquiry on allegations of negligence.
Thailand is taking tough measures to fight online gambling by warning internet service providers and cellphone operators of legal action if they fail to block access to gambling websites.
As we head into the final days of 2020, Covid-19 is once again ramping up in Asia creating new challenges for travel and tourism and triggering a new wave of restrictions.
SimplePlay is going to celebrate Christmas with its clients by giving out free spins to their players! From 21 December, the slot provider will be giving out a total of more than 80,000 Free Spins to players round-the-clock for 7 days.
Spinola Gaming says it’s introducing bespoke lottery solutions for Southeast Asia, where the market has seen exponential growth recently.
Thailand is allowing visitors from 56 countries to boost its tourism sector, though tourists will need a health certificate to prove they are Covid free and undergo 14-days of mandatory quarantine.
Thailand has threatened legal action against internet service providers and cellphone operators if they fail to take action to block gambling websites.
The Asian Development Bank expects the economies of the Asia region to shrink this year for the first time since the 1960s.
A Thai politician has said he wants to start a committee to research plans for integrated resorts in key tourism areas, suchy as Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai.
Up to 42 Chinese nationals were arrested in the Malaysian capital and more than 200 were detained in Northern Thailand following raids on illegal gambling operations, according to local media reports.
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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