Thai government reviews the possibility of legalising casinos

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Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has come out in support of legalising casinos in Thailand, saying it would stimulate the economy and create at least 50,000 jobs across five regions.

The Pheu Thai-led government is considering establishing casinos and entertainment complexes, after a House committee recently completed a study of the issue.

He proposes locating casinos in secondary provinces across all five regions of the country. Five casinos would create a minimum of 50,000 jobs.

The chosen cities should have other tourist attractions and the potential to accommodate a large number of visitors, said the minister. They also must have supporting infrastructure and transport, such as airports and train stations. Potential locations include Songkhla and Chiang Rai.