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Gambling

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Although gambling is illegal in Thailand, it does takes place in Thailand and Bangkok is no exception. Betting is prevalent at every other opportunity.

Gambling therefore manifests in the illegal bookmaking at the horse races, Trans boundary lotteries, boxing matches, football matches, fish fights, and cockfights. Statistics indicate a turnover of B320 millions in gambling in the whole of Thailand.

Horseracing is at the Royal Turf Club in the Silom area, just a little away from Rama 4 Road. You can easily purchase tickets for the state run lotteries from the sellers on the streets. Draws are normally on the 15th and 30th of each month.

Recent moves indicate possibility of legalising gambling to decrease the amount of illegal cash in circulation.


Last Updated: 28 Sep 2007