Six gamblers arrested in Ban Bueang and accused of offending the emergency decree


Six gamblers have been arrested over alleged offenses to the Thai emergency decree in Ban Bueng.

The Chonburi Police was notified of the alleged gambling via the LINE official application and the website ‘Gambling Report’ after a tip came in from what police continue to describe as a “concerned citizen afraid of the potential spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.” The Pattaya News notes there have been zero cases of Covid-19 in the province for about several weeks.

The Klong Giw Police, responding to the tip, raided a room in the Klong Giw sub-district at 4:30 P.M. yesterday, February 9th, 2021.

Six gamblers had reportedly been arrested while they were playing an illegal Hi- Low dice game. Thailand has some of the strictest anti-gambling laws in the world.

They are facing charges of playing illegal gambling games and gathering in a small place which offends the emergency decree. Penalties for the violation of this law, in effect due to the Covid-19 situation in Thailand, are strict with high fines and potential jail time.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.