Pattaya Law enforcement have arrested 18 people today immediately after raiding an illegal gambling den at a luxury condominium in Pattaya, Bangkok.

The crew, which was led by Pattaya City Police Main Colonel Kunlachart Kunlachai, raided the illegal gambling den on Xmas Day in Soi Phra Tamnuk 3, Nongprue. Authorities have not launched the identify of the locale.

During the raid, 18 individuals (four males and 14 women) were arrested and many gambling things had been seized. In accordance to Chief Kunlachart, the sums produced in the gambling den amounted to millions of baht.

Three of the arrested suspects ended up employees users of the unlawful on line casino, when the relaxation of the 15 were being gamblers. The names of the suspects have not been released.

Police say just about every member of workers been given 500 baht ($15) day-to-day and gamblers had to pay a rate of 1,000 baht to enter the casino and join in the gambling classes. The price of each gambling session assorted dependent on the decided on sport or the put wager.

All 18 suspects have been taken into the Pattaya City Law enforcement Station, whilst the police are continuing the investigation and striving to ascertain who is powering the illegal gambling den as the precise operator.

Law enforcement discussed that gambling is not only a hugely illegal activity in Thailand, but also a very dangerous one for the unfold of Covid-19.

Back in 2020, a cluster of Covid bacterial infections that begun and unfold by means of illegal gambling institutions in Rayong and Chonburi at some point led to many firms closures.