There is still hope on the horizon for gaming legalisation in Thailand, despite the entropy so far, according to Expert Daniel Cheng.
He notes that things should accelerate this month, “following the swearing in of the new cabinet and after the 35 House committee members are appointed in September.”
All the cards appear to still be on the table, but the possibility for online gaming could have suffered a blow recently due to the “spate of scams/money laundering cases in south-east Asia linked to online gambling,” notes Cheng.
The option was included in the parliamentary extraordinary committee report, meaning that it will at least be discussed, but there’s no guarantee it can pass.
The location of potential integrated resorts within the country is also still in the wind, with no new updates, begging the question of where operators are focusing their investments. However, “all of them have reconnoitered the ground one way or another, just to different degrees.”
Source: Asia Gaming Brief