100 million baht per month online gambling website busted in Bangkok
Police in Thailand have busted an internet gambling ring moving a 100 million baht per month.
The latest bust was in Bangkok following an investigation tracing the origins of a gambling website called PGSLOT889. Police raided a condominium in the Bangkok Noi district and arrested 19 people allegedly involved.
The illegal online gambling website was set up spread across 3 separate condos in the Pinklao River Park View condominium in Bangkok Noi. Police took into custody at the scene 11 women and 8 men who will face illegal gambling charges for the online betting site.
The nationalities of those arrested were not reported. In those rooms, the police confiscated 27 mobile phones, 30 monitors, 8 computers, 7 bank books, and 17 ATM cards.
According to the authorities, it is estimated that a minimum of 100 million baht of bets had been placed through the gambling site each month. Police will continue the investigation and widen their search to find other illegal online gambling operations that may be connected to this one.
Illegal online gambling websites have been a growing problem, perhaps fueled by the economic devastation of the Covid-19. Police have been active in investigating and tracking down these operations with the most recent bust just 2 days ago in Pattaya with 6 Thai people arrested for a site earning 10,000 baht a day.
The day before that an online gambling ring of recent graduates was busted in Bangkok. And just a few months ago another group of Thai and Chinese nationals was arrested with over 15 million baht of assets seized in a large online gambling operation.
Editing by Rachel Hu