Four people arrested at alleged Pattaya online gambling den

Pattaya –

Police raided an alleged gambling den at a house in Pattaya yesterday afternoon. Police arrested three suspected gamblers and the homeowner.

A team from the Region 2 Police and the Pattaya City Police raided a house in Soi Arunothai, Nongprue yesterday afternoon (August 31st).

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The raid came after police were notified by a “concerned citizen” that the house was being operated as a gambling den.

Three suspected male Thai online gamblers and the house owner Ms. Supawadee Rueangdet, 33, were taken to the Pattaya Police Station. Police seized 18 sets of computers.

Colonel Sutthisak Wantee, the head of the Region 2 Police Cyber Taskforce, told The Pattaya News reporters, “This online gambling den had operated for about three months. The gambling den connects with a larger gambling den network in the Kingdom and we are continuing our investigation to track them down.”

Supawadee reportedly told Pattaya police, “We had about three to five gamblers each day at the house. When they win they receive about 8,000 baht to 10,000 baht. We found customers by advertising through social media and over the internet.”

She did not state how much the gamblers would have to pay or what the house would get if the gamblers lost.

Colonel Sutthisak added, “Supawadee is facing charges of operating an illegal gambling den and illegally advertising for online gambling. The three online gamblers are also facing legal action.”

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Goong 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 closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya and Phuket, 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 except when commuting between the two.