Thailand is examining whether it would be feasible to permit the construction of five casinos, and the Thai National Assembly has suggested that income could be subject to a 30% tax in order to combat illegal gaming.
The committee’s second vice-chairman, Pichet Chuamuangphan, stated that the government has been given the findings of their investigation along with a recommendation to open casinos in Thailand’s northern, northeastern, central, and southern provinces as well as the Greater Bangkok area. Additionally, online gaming would be permitted.
As part of its investigation, the committee looked into the legal frameworks governing casinos in a number of nations, including Singapore and Malaysia.
Former politician Chuwit Kamolvisit told the Bangkok Post that Thailand’s government should consider legalizing casinos. Such complexes have previously been inaugurated in a number of neighboring nations. They invested a lot of money. They have membership-based revenue-generating strategies. One of society’s vices is gambling. No society is exempt from it. However, we are attempting to act as if they don’t exist. Despite some claims to the contrary, massage parlors can be found right in the middle of the capital. ” Some underground casinos in the past have given money to authorities for their support (to remain open). Gambling is a minor offense under the law, and the only penalties are either a suspended prison sentence or a fine.”
“Thailand has everything to offer,” he added. “There is only one hurdle left to clear – accepting the truth about these minor vices. I think the casino industry can contribute substantially to the country’s economy.”