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Thai police bust online betting gang at two Pattaya locations

 

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Thai police have arrested 13 Chinese nationals running an online betting operation at two locations in Pattaya.

Led by a man named as Ming Chao Lee the gang had rented two properties in Chalern Prakiat Road and Chaiyapreuk Road in Bang Lamung.

The gang were taking bets on online poker and underground lotteries through the internet.

Taken into evidence were a large number of computers, routers, bankbooks and details of usernames.

Acting on information received police had become suspicious after the gang had been discovered buying a lot of computer equipment and other items at their rental properties.

Arrest warrants had been obtained.

The leader of the gang was being paid 100,000 baht a month and the other Chinese were earning 25-35,000 baht a month to man the computers.

 

Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/574658

 
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Chivas    662
Posted (edited)

few years ago big group of us were chatting fairly openly by a pool one afternoon and it would be "fair" to say at least 50% had at one time or another done some sort of online betting in whatever format from spreads accounts to horses dogs sports etc etc.

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JayBird    368

Is it illegal to play online poker if the server is in another country?

 

Is it legal to make a bet in Thailand that does not involve money? Is poker with chips for fun? Or if so and so wins you have to wear a dress to the pub tonight?

 

 

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Chivas    662
On 19/05/2017 at 6:04 AM, JayBird said:

Is it illegal to play online poker if the server is in another country?

 

Is it legal to make a bet in Thailand that does not involve money? Is poker with chips for fun? Or if so and so wins you have to wear a dress to the pub tonight?

 

 

probably the lack of answers shows how ambiguous the answer can/could be

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JayBird    368
On ‎5‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 2:17 AM, Chivas said:

probably the lack of answers shows how ambiguous the answer can/could be

I would make a bet that you are right, but now I'm afraid to :P

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balo    5,476

If they want to bet online why show up in a place full of people ? Because they do not have access to legal betting  accounts in China probably . These days you can sit anywhere to gamble , as long as you bring a laptop. 

 

 

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gk10002000    2,839
On 5/19/2017 at 1:04 AM, JayBird said:

Is it illegal to play online poker if the server is in another country?

 

Is it legal to make a bet in Thailand that does not involve money? Is poker with chips for fun? Or if so and so wins you have to wear a dress to the pub tonight?

 

 

Research the Bridge players down in Pattaya/Jomtien that were arrested.  Had decks of cards!  Technically against the law.  Play multi deck canasta.  Heck playing cribbage and pegging for points.  We played a lot of cards as kids but never a penny involved.  The issue of online poker from Thailand has even come up in the mainstream media.  Some of the young poker players you see on TV in some of the big tournaments and cash games tried living in Canada, Thailand etc. and playing online since it was basically outlawed, financially anyway in the USA.  You won't get a clear reading on it.  Probably is risky.  Even if it was OK to do online, the question would be are you making a living doing it?  Now you are crossing the grey line from digital nomad, or someone just managing their investment portfolio, to one that is working in Thailand.

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