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Police raid major online gambling site ran from Chiang Mai dive school

 

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Thailand's crackdown on online gambling continued with two raids on addresses in Chiang Mai - action against a big player in betting circles.

 

A group led by provincial commander Pol Maj-Gen Phichet Jiranantasin went to four story business premises in the downtown Chang Pheuak area.

 

A dive school was open on the ground floor but ten workers - six men and four women - were working at computers on the third and fourth floors taking bets.

 

A house was also raided in Nong Jom, Sansai where a further three arrests were made making a total of 13.

 

Those behind the operation that has connections with Bangkok and Phuket are being sought. 

 

There were 1,000 customers on the books and ten million in turnover using the address www.ISA888.com.

 

Source: Daily News

 

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6 minutes ago, webfact said:

A dive school was open on the ground floor

Were they learning to dive in a pool and then the Pai River..Thought Dive schools were near an ocean location, but then what would I know as I obtained my PADI certifications on Cebu in the PI.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Police raid major online gambling site ran from Chiang Mai dive school

I wonder how the usually lethargic police 'fathomed' that one out with no mention of a tip off?

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Seriously, it could have been a dive school. The North of Thailand has many lakes, rivers and mountains and many of the latter have extensive underground cave systems for exploration. Remember Tham Luang Cave and the rescue of the Wild Boar Football lads - it was qualified divers in the first instance who reached them and with additional qualified divers rescued them. There is a scuba diving centre listed for Chiang Mai but whether it is open these days I have no idea. Diving schools are not just limited to the southern seaside resorts.

 

 

Why were the Thai football team in the cave, how did they get stuck and  where is Tham Luang?

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1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

I wonder how the usually lethargic police 'fathomed' that one out with no mention of a tip off?

I think they followed the air bubble trail on the water

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They did diving in the moat and lesson as well.I went to one casino a few yrs ago everyone knew and many watchers even before you got there inside.you could play snooker a little room just of the side.nothing special just went to look at it.The police knew and once a week you saw the cars with some people walk in 5 mins leave just as quick. 

          My friend owned a bar near they and saw it go one everynight.it existed for awhile as well

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13 hours ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

By now we know, that one man have never been soo wrong in the history of mankind, with the expression "There are no illegal gambling in Thailand" 🤣

Yes. . he was spreading fake news. Will that mean he is going to be prosecuted and put in prison I wonder.... ? 😅

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14 hours ago, natway09 said:

Not surprisingly business a little slow in a Dive Shop in Chiang Mai.

Think they could have come up with a better "facade"

 

That's how they caught these guys.  The school actually had people going in...

 

Should have done a face whitening clinic...

 

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