Pattaya Daily News

11 May 2014 :: 08:05:01 am 85731

Horse Racing Gamblers caught at Pattaya Bar

7 foreigners identified as online horse racing gamblers were caught at The Red Bili Bar, Pattaya. The owner of the bar who was Thai immediately fled away during the chaos.
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PATTAYA- May 11, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]: The police was informed that there were 7 foreigners performed illegal online gambling at the Red-Bili bar located in Soi Leng at the intersection road of Pattaya Sai 3 and Central Pattaya Moo9 Nong Prue Banglamung Chonburi. One foreign man pretended to be a gambler with a cash of 1,800 baht was sent to the scene, later it was reported that there was an actual online gambling taking place. The police then arrived at the scene and caught seven foreigners in total with the betting pass and some cash. Six of foreigners caught were Australian with Mr. Philip Smith, a New Zealander aged 59 as the head of the gambling team.

After the investigation, Mr. Philip revealed to the officers that he has secretly opened this online horse racing gambling business for quite sometime now. He would usually call his contacts to the bar to watch TV which shows live streaming of Australian Horse Racing.

Mr. Philip had registered with betting company would make bets on behalf of customers and receive a commission fee for some drinks. This contravenes Thailand’s strict anti-gambling laws and all those caught will be charged with gambling offences as reported.

Reporter : Teerarak   Photo : Teerarak   Category : Crime News

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