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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.

The PM candidacy was put forth by the Pheu Thai party, and interestingly enough its founder, Thaksin Shinawatra, returned to the country the same day of the election, following 15 years in exile.

Srettha will be the 30th prime minister of Thailand.

The new PM comes from a business background, only recently having involved himself in politics, and was elected despite his party taking second place in the national elections.

Srettha comes from a background in real estate development, mirroring that of Thaksin Shinawatra, but is seen as a type of outsider ready for change.

It remains to be seen what views Srettha will have towards the ongoing push for gaming in the nation, but hopes are high that he and his party will support the ongoing drive for legalization.

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