Man Arrested for Online Gambling in Patong

Patong, Thailand– In a recent incident, authorities in Patong apprehended a man who was caught playing online gambling on his mobile phone. The suspect, a Thai national, was taken into custody near the Bang Wat Canal in Patong.

The Arrest

The Patong Police acted swiftly after receiving a tip-off about illegal gambling activities. Upon locating the suspect, they seized several pieces of evidence, including:

1. Mobile Phone: The suspect’s mobile phone was confiscated, revealing his involvement in online gambling.
2. Money Payment Slip: Authorities discovered a payment slip indicating financial transactions related to gambling.
3. Chat Evidence: Conversations with a gambling operator were found on the suspect’s phone, providing further proof of his illicit activities.

Legal Consequences

The suspect was transported to the Patong Police Station, where he is now facing charges related to illegal online gambling, specifically online slots. If convicted, he could be subject to fines, imprisonment, or both.

Crackdown on Illegal Gambling

This incident highlights the ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies to curb illegal gambling in the region. Patong, known for its vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene, has seen an increase in online gambling activities. Authorities remain vigilant in their pursuit of those involved in such unlawful practices.

Residents and visitors are urged to report any suspicious gambling-related activities to the authorities promptly. The crackdown aims to maintain public safety and uphold the integrity of the community.

Meanwhile, Thailand is considering legalising casinos as part of a limited entertainment complex plan, but this would not legalise online gambling.

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.