Las Vegas Sands said Thursday that Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd, Singapore is interested in running a casino and convention complex in Thailand. Asiaone quotes Krist Boo, vice president for communications as saying, “We want to invest in Thailand if we are given permission. It must be the [same] kind of integrated resort as in Singapore,”
She added, “We have been searching for new investment not only in Thailand but also all places. Although 퍼스트카지노 Thailand has no casino act yet, if this [is] about to happen, it is very interesting.”
The comments were made to Thai journalists visiting the company’s Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore. In the past it has been widely reported that Sands executives have approached the Thai government about setting up shop there but have been turned down.
There can be no substantive move to develop a casino resort in Thailand without a change in the country’s laws. Currently the only legal gambling allowed in the country are two Royal turf and sports clubs that allow betting on horse races, and the official lottery, personally chaired by Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-ocha. General Prayut Chan-ocha is a retired Thai army officer and head of the National Council for Peace and Order.
He has been in office since a coup d’état on May 22, 2014. In August 2014, a military-dominated national legislature, whose members were handpicked by Prayut, elected him as the new prime minister.
A group of 12 National Reform Council members, whose primary goal is to draft a new constitution for the country, have suggested that casinos be allowed in the country as a way to increase tourism and the economy, but the council’s chairman, Thienchay Kiranandana says the plan is not under consideration. Police chief General Somyot Poompanmoung came out in favor of the idea but the PM shot it down and instructed him to stop promoting the idea, according to an article in the Bangkok Post several days ago.
Las Vegas Sands Corp has also expressed interest in opening a casino in Vietnam, but conditioned the interest on a change of law there that would allow citizens to gamble. In their 2014, 4th quarter earnings call, Chairman and CEO, Sheldon Adelson said, “We remain focused on potential development 메리트카지노 opportunities in Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
We believe our unique convention-based Integrated Resort development model could bring meaningful benefits to these countries in terms of business and leisure tourism, employment and economic growth.”
Finance minister wants casino approval in Thailand
Thailand known as the ‘land of smiles’ is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and one of the reasons why Sommai Phasee, Thailand’s finance minister wants the country’s military government to approve the licensing of casinos in Thailand.
Earlier this month, the National Reform Council (NRC) in Thailand had also raised the issue of sanctioning casinos in the area and suggested that Pattaya would be an ideal destination for a Thai casino.
The finance minister supported the NRC and stated that casino resorts must be constructed in Thailand so that there is provision for entertainment complexes, shopping malls, convention centres and restaurants which would further promote tourism in Thailand.
Families should be encouraged to visit these establishments and also provide gamblers a place to play their favorite 카지노사이트 추천 table games.
Phasee stated that casinos could follow a similar model to Singapore and impose a $150 casino entrance fee on Thai’s and permanent residents.
This was one way to discourage ‘poor people’ from entering the casino and permitting only those who were really interested in spending money inside the casino resort.
The Minister of Finance said it would be better for Thailand to build its own casino to allow Thais and tourists to gamble within Thailand rather than trading outside Thailand. However, Phase opposed the idea of building casinos across Thailand so that they could run their own casinos wherever they wanted.
The Finance Minister wants the government to carefully regulate the casino industry so that it always has full control over it.
There are reports that Phase played an active role in facilitating talks between Las Vegas Sands and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha, but Phase denies that claim. According to a recent article in the Bangkok Post, a total of 1,093 Thais were investigated for or against having a casino in Thailand.
The survey which was conducted by the Bangkok University revealed that 58% were not in favor of having casinos in Thailand. Royal Thai Police chief General Somyot Poompanmoung trivialized these survey results by saying these numbers mean nothing as the number surveyed was extremely small and unless a national survey is conducted, one cannot get a true idea of what the Thai people actually want.
The Police Chief also echoed the views of the finance minister by saying there were many illegal gambling dens on the Thai border that promoted gambling and it would be a lot better for these gamblers to visit Thai casinos and spend their money legally.