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Casino plans spur ‘Nimby’ complaints

Activists break flag poles with their knees in protest against the House of Representatives’ committee set up to consider the opening of casinos, in Bangkok in March last year. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

Thailand’s casino plans are causing mixed reactions among the public even though a special House committee studying the feasibility of entertainment complexes including legal casinos says they are likely to bring in massive revenue.

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a report on the proposal to set up a casino-entertainment zone, following a three-hour meeting to discuss the matter.

The report was prepared by a special House committee set up in December 2021, following a 310-nine House vote in favour of weighing up…

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