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Weed is here, casinos next?

 

I never thought weed would be legal like it is now, this still continues to surprise me.

 

I don't think casino's will ever show up but who knows now.....

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Having made cannabis legal has perhaps lessened the need for the money-laundering services of casinos.

 

Whether casino gambling comes to Thailand near term will probably depend upon whose support is needed to form the next government after elections next year.

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This thread will probably be moved because it doesn't specify Pattaya as having a casino in the future.

 

In any case, it's not if, just when, for both Thailand in general, and Pattaya.

 

Social harm to Thai's has been cited by many as the main reason casinos will never be allowed in Thailand, however, Thailand could easily follow Vietnam's model and have locals provide proof of a minimum monthly salary in order to gain entry.  

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2 hours ago, champers said:

The money involved will dwarf that of the cannabis trade.

 

If they can attract some Chinese whales and they drop $10 million USD in the high roller room in one session, it will dwarf what's happening around here in the bars.

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I am totally surprised they are not here already. My bet is on the large plot of vacant land opposite the Grande Caribbean on Thappraya Road. Beach access as well and room for a massive hotel/casino complex.

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13 hours ago, Etaoin Shrdlu said:

Having made cannabis legal has perhaps lessened the need for the money-laundering services of casinos.

 

Whether casino gambling comes to Thailand near term will probably depend upon whose support is needed to form the next government after elections next year.

or before the election

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I think most are content with the plentiful underground casino's and gambling operations, many losers while the principles line their pockets.

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13 hours ago, Etaoin Shrdlu said:

Having made cannabis legal has perhaps lessened the need for the money-laundering services of casinos.

 

Not sure I would say they made it legal, they liberalized access and things sort of got out of hand...... they would likely want to put that genie back in the bottle but it has gone too far now. Might be a good thing.

Casinos, don't see any benefit unless it is limited access resort type places out of town. 

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1 hour ago, Henryford said:

I am totally surprised they are not here already. My bet is on the large plot of vacant land opposite the Grande Caribbean on Thappraya Road. Beach access as well and room for a massive hotel/casino complex.

     Yes, could be there or the big empty Chang plot in Pattaya.  The problem is inadequate roads, in my opinion--Thappraya and 2nd Road/Beach Road can be traffic-clogged even now with greatly reduced international tourists and not many tourist buses at the moment.   What's it going to be like when tourism gears back up and a casino is added to the mix?  A third option could be an out-of-town destination site that takes advantage of the new Motorway extension and the proposed high-speed rail.

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I loved casino's in the 90's as A$5 minimum for blackjack. Now its like $20 a hand so if they do that (500 baht minimum) it's a no go for me. 100 baht per hand or spin would be good though

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23 minutes ago, newnative said:

     Yes, could be there or the big empty Chang plot in Pattaya.  The problem is inadequate roads, in my opinion--Thappraya and 2nd Road/Beach Road can be traffic-clogged even now with greatly reduced international tourists and not many tourist buses at the moment.   What's it going to be like when tourism gears back up and a casino is added to the mix?  A third option could be an out-of-town destination site that takes advantage of the new Motorway extension and the proposed high-speed rail.

As well as the expansion of U-Tapao, fly them right in.

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10 hours ago, Leaver said:

 

Why do you think that? 

Coz they've been talking about it for as long as i've been here and that's all it's been.....talk.

 

I may be surprised like i was with cannabis, never know...

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Gambling would ruin this country.

 

The men, but moreso women, here have a huge gambling problem out in Isaan.

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There are underground versions everywhere ! But just like Prostitution, there is NONE !...officially, and its illegal.

 

Please do not discuss specifics as it is technically illegal and would close the topic.

 

 

 

 

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Coming soon. Discussions well under way.

Would have been much sooner during Thaksin's time but another one of those almost 4 yearly events occurred, no not the Olympics - another coup!

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18 hours ago, Etaoin Shrdlu said:

Having made cannabis legal has perhaps lessened the need for the money-laundering services of casinos.

 

 

555

 

Not even close to reality..

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On 10/2/2022 at 2:15 AM, PJ71 said:

Coz they've been talking about it for as long as i've been here and that's all it's been.....talk.

 

I may be surprised like i was with cannabis, never know...

 

They've been talking about prostitution being illegal here for decades.  Does what happens here in bars surprise you also?  🤣

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On 10/2/2022 at 8:11 AM, aussiexpat said:

I loved casino's in the 90's as A$5 minimum for blackjack. Now its like $20 a hand so if they do that (500 baht minimum) it's a no go for me. 100 baht per hand or spin would be good though

Easy to still play on a AU$5 minimum blackjack table - online!
Just need a VPN and an AU bank account. 
 

 

 

 

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On 10/2/2022 at 3:53 AM, Leaver said:

 

This thread will probably be moved because it doesn't specify Pattaya as having a casino in the future.

 

In any case, it's not if, just when, for both Thailand in general, and Pattaya.

 

Social harm to Thai's has been cited by many as the main reason casinos will never be allowed in Thailand, however, Thailand could easily follow Vietnam's model and have locals provide proof of a minimum monthly salary in order to gain entry.  

If they allow locals to gamble at all, it'll be a very bad thing for poor Thais.

 

I hope they won't allow any, but one in an isolated area along the Gulf coast far from a town might be OK. Build hotels specifically for casino as was done in Las Vegas.

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On 10/10/2022 at 4:49 AM, PJ71 said:

It always comes back to prostitution with you, it's clear to see your reason for being here.

 

I have admitted I am in Pattaya for the nightlife.  So?

 

I suppose you are going to say you are in Pattaya for the temples and the Thai culture, and of course, Pattaya's wonderful beach.  🤣

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On 10/11/2022 at 10:57 PM, thaibeachlovers said:

If they allow locals to gamble at all, it'll be a very bad thing for poor Thais.

 

Are they not gambling now?  🙂 

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Of course, will casinos be legal with time. How long time it takes, is very hard to say. what stands clear by looking all over the world, is that it´s a great income regarding taxes for the country.

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1 hour ago, Leaver said:

 

I have admitted I am in Pattaya for the nightlife.  So?

 

I suppose you are going to say you are in Pattaya for the temples and the Thai culture, and of course, Pattaya's wonderful beach.  🤣

So i'm in Pattaya now am i - lol.

 

Says the person always accusing me of not being in Pattaya, which one is it?

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