According to online gambling news in Thailand, Thailand may be called the ‘Land of Smiles’ but today Bangkok senior police have little to smile about.
Thai MP Chuvit Kamolvisit, who operates dozens of brothels, massage parlors and go-go sex bars, has revealed that a huge illegal casino operated openly in the Sutthisan area of Bangkok for years under police protection.
All forms of gambling besides lottery are illegal according to Thai gambling laws and punished by still jail sentences for both players and gambling operators.
After MP Chuvit showed an undercover recording of the illegal gambling operation in Parliament, police immediately denied its existence.
The wily MP, who has years of experience bribing police to allow his whore houses to remain operational, immediately produced another video tape showing the casino being dismantled as Thai police loiter nearby.
The incriminating tape showed that once the casino was dismantled and the gambling tables and slot machines taken away, the police raided the establishment and thereby proving that the casino never existed.
Sutthisan police station chief Pol Col Paisarn Wongwatcharamongkol and Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) Division 2 commissioner Pol Maj Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat were yesterday called in for questioning.
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung, after watching the video has given Bangkok police 72 hours to remove all gambling dens from the city, “or other agencies will be asked to do the job instead.”
After a hearty laugh, the police told him to suck on a coconut. When the Deputy PM ordered the top police generals of Bangkok to resign, they laughed and told him to suck on another coconut.
The most well-known and established illegal casinos in Bangkok operate in Taopoon and Pratuman districts. There’s one along Rama 3 Road in the Chong Lom area.
Another is located in the Pinklao area. These establishments remain open. Others, like one in Lat Phrao, open and close depending on how the police feel that week.