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Thailand won’t be opening a legal casino any time soon - you can bet on that!


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10 minutes ago, vandeventer said:

They will if they can see $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

Every country weighs the pro and contra of any action like opening casinos. I am of the view that for Thailand it would be a huge mistake to open legal casinos. Knowing a lot of people here, such a step would only add to the national private debts, which would end up in an economic disaster.

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A Casino would be a good thing but there would have to be rules.

 

Will it cause people to be more poor.  Not really As was stated in  the article they are already gambling.

 

The other option is to look at some of the major international players like Wynn or Ceasars or MGM contract or allow them to build the building and run the casino.  You can also restrict who is allowed to partake of the casino.    In the 90's I went to Teneriffe and to get into the casino I had to show my passport.

 

If you set up the casino in the same manner that it was for tourists only then you will get the tourists with cash to spend.  You will also be able to bring in entertainment that can attract local people or people that want to see the shows or acts.

 

The government would rake in a large amount of money that could then go to the military.  There would also be a large increase in the desire to learn English and Chinese so that Thais could get jobs working in the casino.

 

A perfect spot would be Pattaya after they tear down the Eyesore building.

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Hello ,

Give the revenue to Laos  !! They have them.

Thailands a great place to live I just think there government knows nothing about common sense and it’s government is obviously self centered only lining there hand with fat brown envelopes and it’s hurting the average Thai people continuously !! 

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28 minutes ago, Noah K said:

Whenever I hear some expat say "that's the craziest thing I ever heard/saw" I always reply back with the same answer, "welcome to Thailand!"

I was talking to a guy a few years ago who became one of my best friends, he lived in Thailand 45 yrs.

In Pratunam.

 He said to me one day look over the soi at the building, I said why he said, dont you see, what I said? the peep holes? they have been gambling here for years, they used to look at you through the peepholes before letting you in, then  I looked around more , a very old soi in Pratunam, peep holes everywhere , he said nothing changed except the red light district moved around the corner to Sukhumvit rd. after R and R.

he said Chinese gambling houses were still going everywhere around Pratunam, in the back sois , if you ever walk around these back streets be on the look out for peep holes as you are being watched.

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1 minute ago, kiwikeith said:

I was talking to a guy a few years ago who became one of my best friends, he lived in Thailand 45 yrs.

In Pratunam.

 He said to me one day look over the soi at the building, I said why he said, dont you see, what I said? the peep holes? they have been gambling here for years, they used to look at you through the peepholes before letting you in, then  I looked around more , a very old soi in Pratunam, peep holes everywhere , he said nothing changed except the red light district moved around the corner to Sukhumvit rd. after R and R.

he said Chinese gambling houses were still going everywhere around Pratunam, in the back sois , if you ever walk around these back streets be on the look out for peep holes as you are being watched.

Good night all, be on the lookout for a new virus that might, as I put on my thinkyoulater, not hurt you as much as delta even though you might get infected easier, the Jury is out, we are waiting for the experts to report ,but I hope the old thinkyoulater handed down for many generations may be right, but it's  speculation at this stage lets just hope that the old thinkyoulater is right, hope so for all of us on this deturbed planet.

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5 hours ago, vandeventer said:

They will if they can see $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

That's it my friend they CAN see big dollars but if it's legalised they will be missing out on their total control of the action. I'm not a big punter but thanks to my VPN  I bet off shore, I take a lottery ticket at times and I have a moderate bet on my greyhounds when they race. The mind boggles, just keep on ripping off farangs, when Thais are huge tax free gamblers. TIT.

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I suspect that any "legal casino" will be like the Cambodian Sihanoukville affairs - strictly for foreigners. That is why places like Hua Hin and Pattaya are being talked about - easily sealed to create special zones, adjacent to airports to fly in the punters.

 

The existing arrangements, patronised by the Thais will continue, controlled by the same agencies.

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5 hours ago, vandeventer said:

They will if they can see $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

There are already plenty of $$$$$$$$ from the Illegal Casinos.

The fat cats wont allow their Money Makers to be legalised any time soon.

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5 hours ago, DefaultName said:

Casinos!   Look at what they've done to Sihanoukville.  Does Thailand want that?

That is why I suggest giving the contract to Wynn Caesars or MGM.  Let one of the Vegas companies open and run it.  You can have your convention center and all that pretty stuff in Pattaya.  Hell even the Hard Rock could house the casino.  Restrict it to international tourists only ie people with a non-Thai passport.

 

The big players know how to get the whales in and know how to operate for a profit.  They also know all the rules. and last time I checked were all getting kicked out of or losing their shirts in the other locattions in Asia.

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7 hours ago, kingstonkid said:

A Casino would be a good thing but there would have to be rules.

 

Will it cause people to be more poor.  Not really As was stated in  the article they are already gambling.

 

The other option is to look at some of the major international players like Wynn or Ceasars or MGM contract or allow them to build the building and run the casino.  You can also restrict who is allowed to partake of the casino.    In the 90's I went to Teneriffe and to get into the casino I had to show my passport.

 

If you set up the casino in the same manner that it was for tourists only then you will get the tourists with cash to spend.  You will also be able to bring in entertainment that can attract local people or people that want to see the shows or acts.

 

The government would rake in a large amount of money that could then go to the military.  There would also be a large increase in the desire to learn English and Chinese so that Thais could get jobs working in the casino.

 

A perfect spot would be Pattaya after they tear down the Eyesore building.

WYN,Caesar’s,MGM. Would not build a casino if it restricts certain people from using it such as the locals it’s called discrimination and they will get too much heat from that

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16 minutes ago, Rocking Robert said:

WYN,Caesar’s,MGM. Would not build a casino if it restricts certain people from using it such as the locals it’s called discrimination and they will get too much heat from that

You may be right but it would still be the best bet for making sure things are done right.  If they have to leave it open to Thais then so be it.  I thought that there were restrictions in Macau but I may be wrong

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7 hours ago, DefaultName said:

Casinos!   Look at what they've done to Sihanoukville.  Does Thailand want that?

I don't think they give two <deleted> about anything.

 

Let's see if they pull down Hua Lampong, then I'll tell you if they have any soul left.

 

It was one thing to destroy Washington Square -- that was just a farang playground, but their own train station??! One that played such an important role to Thailand's development.

 

It's like selling your granny to bordello.

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7 hours ago, DefaultName said:

Casinos!   Look at what they've done to Sihanoukville.  Does Thailand want that?

If the Chinese decide that Thailand is another convenient place to have their offshore casinos, then it will happen.

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Rooster thanks for another update of honest news, you are a brave man for bringing it

to us. Thanks for the chuckles as well.  I hope that lots of tourists make the trip to Thailand

before the latest COVID variant Omicron arrives and spreads around. It seems that this pandemic

is not over yet. Sorry to say.  Good luck all, and hope that the vaccines protect you.

  I totally agree that there will not be any legal Casinos opening for at least another 20 to 50

years, or when the present rich people are all dead and gone.  They like it the way it is and they can afford to

travel to nearby countries to do their own legal gambling in the high end casinos.

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7 hours ago, Rocking Robert said:

WYN,Caesar’s,MGM. Would not build a casino if it restricts certain people from using it such as the locals it’s called discrimination and they will get too much heat from that

When I first went to Portugal the Casinos  did not allow Portuguese in.

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21 hours ago, kingstonkid said:

That is why I suggest giving the contract to Wynn Caesars or MGM.  Let one of the Vegas companies open and run it.  You can have your convention center and all that pretty stuff in Pattaya.  Hell even the Hard Rock could house the casino.  Restrict it to international tourists only ie people with a non-Thai passport.

 

The big players know how to get the whales in and know how to operate for a profit.  They also know all the rules. and last time I checked were all getting kicked out of or losing their shirts in the other locattions in Asia.

No, Thailand would re-invent the wheel before they'd use outside experts.  Besides, the idea would be for the money to stay in Thailand, not go to the US or China.

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