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One of Bangkok’s most infamous illegal casinos could be turned into a police station, according to plans announced by officials from the Anti Money Laundering Office (AMLO).
However, this wasn’t the first time the casino had been shut down, with police fighting a constant battle with illegal gamblers who regularly re-enter the casino to continue their gambling activities shortly after police raid the premises.
In order to stop illegal gamblers returning once and for all, Pol Col Seehant Prayoonrat has announced plans to redevelop the premises as a police substation and public service centre.
The illegal Tao Pun casino is housed in a three storey building on Soi Khao San alley and measures 1,000sqm.
The Bangkok Post reports that police have so far failed to arrest anyone involved in illegal gambling at Tao Pun, despite raiding it on four previous occasions.
The newspaper also reports that the property which houses the Tao Pun casino belongs to an “influential figure”, although the title deeds list the owner of the property to be a street food vendor.