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Should tbere be legalised casinos in Pattaya?


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Poll. Should there be legalised casinos in Pattaya?  

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No, every casino I have entered seemed to have a jaded kind of sad clientele wishing and hoping for that win, gaudy flashing lights appearance, a noisy environment and a general aura of sleaziness.

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Just now, userabcd said:

No, every casino I have entered seemed to have a jaded kind of sad clientele, gaudy flashing lights appearance, a generally noisy environment and a general aura of sleaziness.

Are you getting confused?....that is Pattaya.

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23 minutes ago, Surelynot said:

For non-Thais only.........run by the government...all proceeds to a welfare fund.....for poor people, not politicians, that is.

 

Casinos only throw charities a bone ever so often at best....

 

The only winners are the Casinos the land owners, well paid management and some employees.....Everyone else is a loser.......

 

The winner who can walk away with their winnings and not come back are a drop in the bucket.......

 

Gambling breeds despair and poverty.....

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Just now, redwood1 said:

 

Casinos only throw charities a bone ever so often at best....

 

The only winners are the Casinos the land owners, well paid management and some employees.....Everyone else is a loser.......

 

The winner who can walk away with their winnings and not come back are a drop in the bucket.......

 

Gambling breeds despair and poverty.....

I lost a £1 in a fruit machine 1973....never gambled since.....and yes despair and poverty mean it must be controlled.... ie non-Thais only (which you could argue is immoral) and run by the government (main problem there is it is a Thai government).

 

The lottery in the UK (not quite the same thing) does provide huge funding for projects... I guess you could argue these should be the responsibility of a government.......but in Thailand's case these funds will come from the Chinese.....and go to poor Thais (5555....in theory)

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Maybe the question should be: Should there only be legal casinos in Pattaya instead of the illegal casinos? And what rules will those legal casinos follow? And who will enforce the rules? And who would make sure there are no illegal casinos for the desperate anymore?

As long as the Thai police is the way it is not much will change. And who will reform the police? 

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5 minutes ago, tgw said:

I am missing the option "don't care" in the possible answers.

 

You've obviously not been to Sihanoukville to see how casinos, Chinese casinos, changed the area.  

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Just now, Leaver said:

You've obviously not been to Sihanoukville to see how casinos, Chinese casinos, changed the area.  

 

 still don't care, as it won't affect me at all.

 

maybe I'll go play roulette.

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Just now, redwood1 said:

For All you people that voted Yes please google........Sihanoukville....

 

1+1+1=3

 

Chinese + Casinos + Pattaya =  Sihanoukville #2

 

The Chinese devastated Sihanoukville with their 70 odd "legal" casinos, and many more illegal casinos.  

 

I would not like Pattaya to go down that path, but surely there is room for 2 or 3 casinos here.  

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15 hours ago, Surelynot said:

For non-Thais only.........run by the government...all proceeds to a welfare fund.....for poor people, not politicians, that is.

With dancing fairies and elves!

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2 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

A casino in an already world class family resort? What do the kids do while mum and dad gamble away the family savings???

Drown in the waterpark?

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I lived in Nevada where gambling is legal. Its great for the economy on one hand, but causes a huge amount of family problems!

Legalizing it here would be devastating to so many people! For some people it is an addiction and they can't stop until everything is gone!

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33 minutes ago, RickG16 said:

What's your motivation for doing the poll Champers? And what do you think?

I think casinos are coming and have thought that for a long time. The Covid shutdown has brought the topic into the open politically so I am interested to know what the general feeling is among forum members.

Finally, most importantly, there is huge investment from China in the city and money talks here. The Chinese want casinos so it will surely happen, in my view. Whether Pattaya will be a better place with casinos will depend on how they are regulated and managed; 2 as yet unknowns. Lessons should be learned from Singapore, Macao and Sihanoukville.

In summary, I think casinos will be a driver for Pattaya's post Covid economic recovery.

 

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20 hours ago, Surelynot said:

For non-Thais only.........run by the government...all proceeds to a welfare fund.....for poor people, not politicians, that is.

"run by the government." you mean The unelected "PM" and his crew???? They will just spend most of their time sitting round tables and making up stupid rules, then the next day, sitting round that same table and changing them, and so it will go on.

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