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Thailand and China grant visa-free access from March

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced on Tuesday the permanent removal of visa requirements between Thailand and China for their respective citizens. The visa-free policy will take effect in March.

Thailand elects new PM, potentially paving way for gaming legalization push

Thailand has finally decided on its new Prime Minister, hopefully paving the way for the since-stalled casino legislation to push forward. Srettha Thavisin was confirmed on Tuesday, ending three months of debate, however the new PM still needs to be endorsed by the King.

Thai casino feasibility study to be completed in 3-4 weeks: Report 

Thai Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat has announced that a feasibility study on legalizing casinos and gaming resorts in Thailand will be completed within three to four weeks.

Over 14k arrests in Thailand on an anti-scam crackdown operation

In a crackdown on online fraud over seven months, Thailand's Royal Police have arrested over 14,000 individuals involved in call center scams, investment fraud and illegal gambling.

The politics of integrated resorts

From New York to Singapore, Macau to Thailand, politics dominate the narrative for integrated resorts.

Casino biz can lift tourist spending by 52% in Thailand: study 

A study, due to be submitted to the Thai parliament on Thursday, suggests that once integrated resorts (IR) with casinos are established, there is a possibility for a significant increase in average tourist expenditure, potentially by 52 percent to THB65,050 ($1,790) per trip.

Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Thailand proposes 17% gaming tax

Thailand is making a significant stride towards gaming legalization.

Thai parliamentary casino committee completes draft bill with 17% casino tax proposal

Thailand's push towards legalizing casinos took a significant step forward with the completion of a draft bill by a parliamentary committee. The legislation, analyzed by Daniel Cheng, aims at establishing a framework for integrated entertainment complexes featuring casinos, and will be read in the House of Representatives later this month.

Thai parliament creates committee to evaluate gaming industry development

Thailand’s House of Representatives has formed a 60-member committee to investigate the possibility of constructing entertainment facilities, including casinos, to address the problem of illegal casinos and strengthen the country’s economy.

Thailand & South Korea announce visa-free & tax-free offerings to woo Chinese tourists

In a strategic bid to lure back Chinese tourists and bolster domestic economies, both Thailand and South Korea have announced groundbreaking initiatives. These initiatives involve visa exemptions, tax refunds, and rewards for Chinese travelers.