Nearly 100 alleged gamblers arrested at illegal gambling den in Bangkok, following strict measures ordered by Prime Minister

PHOTO: Thairath

Bangkok –

Nearly 100 alleged gamblers were caught at a commercial building in Bangkok yesterday, December 28th, that was reportedly operating for illegal gambling activities.

The raid followed a police investigation after being alerted of a gambling den in the Thung Song Hong Sub-district in the Lak Si District of the capital. The place had previously been raided and ordered closed by the police authorities, however, it remained open.

PHOTO: Thairath

Four casino tables, including 2 Dragon-Tiger poker tables and a Hi-lo table, and Fantan (roulette) were discovered at the scene. Approximately 89 people, 75 Thais and 14 migrant workers, were also found playing at the tables.

All of them were initially detained at the Thung Song Hong police station as of this morning for group interrogation and a Covid-19 test by public health officials. They were reportedly wearing face masks during their detention at all times.

The group of alleged gamblers is scheduled to be transferred to the Don Mueang District Court this afternoon while the police are examining the building for more possible evidence.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.