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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.

According to the local media outlet The Nation, Amornvivat stated that 16 government agencies have provided their perspectives to the finance ministry. The ministry will now consolidate these views before presenting the report to the cabinet for consideration.

He added that all government agencies unanimously agree that integrated entertainment complexes featuring casinos could significantly enhance Thailand’s economy.

The Ministry of Finance’s assessment includes a House of Representatives report, which was endorsed by the National Assembly in late March and acknowledged by the cabinet on April 9th.

The study focused on three main aspects: the economic, social, and cultural implications of introducing a casino resort industry in Thailand; the business framework and revenue generation; and the legal requirements and regulatory criteria for such an industry.

In addition to the study on casino legalization, local media outlet Bangkok Post also reported that political challenges may hinder the casino legalization process. 

The current Thai Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, is facing an ethics case, which could potentially lead to his removal from office. If this happens, the legalization of casinos in the country might encounter more uncertainty and delays.

Viviana Chan
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Viviana Chan is an editor, interpreter, and journalist. With over a decade of experience, she writes in English, Chinese, and Portuguese. Viviana started her career in Macau-based newspapers, where she became passionate about the region's social, financial, and cultural development. Her writing focuses on the economy, emerging industries, gaming development, political affairs, and cross cultural-exchange in the business and cultural domains. She is avid for news and eager to discover and cover stories that generate public relevance.

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