Illegal casino raided by soldiers

THIRTY soldiers this morning raided an illegal casino in Lamlookka district of Pathum Thani province on the outskirts of Bangkok, and arrested 60 male and 58 female gamblers, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported today (Feb. 9).

The panicked gamblers tried to flee, but all entrances were blocked by the soldiers, who seized 195,406 baht in cash from them.

The casino operator fled via a secret exit during the commotion. Gambling is illegal in Thailand, but underground gambling dens exist around the country.


Top: Soldiers counting the coins they seized during the raid on the illegal casino. Photo: Khao Sod

By Songpol Kaopatumtip