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.
According to the Chiang Rai Times, last Thursday the House met under the direction of House Speaker Wan Muhamad Noor Matha to discuss the resolution, which would create a committee to look into the issue, with numerous lawmakers speaking out in favor of the measure.
This move seeks to rectify the issue of underground casinos and invigorate the nation’s financial state, as suggested in a proposal put forth by members of parliament from diverse parties.
The committee will now have three months to finish its assignment, with the Thai parliament ending its current session on October 30th.
The country has long been touted as a possible new regional jurisdiction to develop a gaming industry, with political winds seemingly blowing in favor of the new industry, following the election of Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin.