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Thai police bust online betting gang at two Pattaya locations

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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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ID: 3   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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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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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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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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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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