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'Secrets Bar & Hotel' Raid Leads To American Manager's Arrest: Pattaya

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You gotta be kidding! One does not bar fine the staff one bar fines bar girls. Except ..... I don't think I should go into it, too specific might offend some some people. Well I guess I could say that staff are not meant to be bar fined except sometimes when...... and bar girls are meant to be barfined. Normally in some places at least it's easy to tell the difference, look up on the stage at the people trying to shake those things off. Well at least before certain times. Look up on the wall for those big signs.

I realize all of the below is old hat to most readers, so just ignore, more for newbies and to help clarify the confusion I find in the above.

A typical gogo/beer bar in Thailand has different types of staff. Some staff are "service only", cashiers waitresses etc, not explicitly intended/advertised to be barfined. The girls wearing numbers, here referred to as "bar girls" are the ones you're "supposed to" barfine. But they're all staff.

In my experience, if you get friendly enough with the service staff and they like the look of you, they are frequently available as well, and personally I much prefer these girls to the explicit bar girls. Depending on the management and their policies, you might have to wait for their shift to end and just deal direct - IOWs you're not allowed to barfine them. However sometimes the barfine is simply set higher, usually high enough to discourage skinflints like me. And sometimes it's the same price, but whether or not the mamasan allows depends on how busy the place is at that time.

But all of these are staff of the bar.

Then you have freelancers who are definitely not staff of the bar, free to come and go and have to pay for their drinks or get the male customers to pay for them. These are usually not allowed to solicit in places and go-go's beerbars with explicit bar girls on staff, and no barfine is required.

The waitresses, bartenders and cashiers in those places are likewise usually available (again if they fancy you) to be barfined, but (again) the price is usually set higher than normal to discourage it, make it worth management's while to overstaff to handle such contingencies.

And just to make things more confusing, many people would call all of the above "bar girls", just use it as a euphemism for sex workers in general, or even (IMO totally inaccurately) to girls that don't explicitly engage in p4p but are fellow customers just out for a good time and may or may not hook up with a guy without expecting an explicit payment.

This confusion results as well from the fact that many girls that are in fact pro's try to masquerade as the latter and don't talk about payment until the deed's been done, both in the hope of preserving face and that they might be able to wangle a higher rate than the usual going one. However they usually target only the true noob tourists, speak a little Thai and away they run. . .

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Lot of unsubstantiated allegations going on here...

I think it is time members took stock of the facts..

and for my two pennies worth, IMHO am I not correct in thinking Secrets is probably the biggest conspicuous commercialized pimping operation in Pattaya?

and can anyone name any Pattaya newspaper (hard copy or on-line) with any creditability?

No. you would be incorrect. It's a bar/restaurant/hotel.

Yes, it is a bar/restaurant/hotel and it is has made no secret that staff can be "Bar Fined"...

Yes, but how is that "pimping"? Girls can be barfined and then taken out to dinner, to the movies, shopping, for ice cream - for any purpose that the barfiner chooses. Sometimes a girl is barfined by themself or their 'sister', if they don't want to work that particular night.

If a someone chooses to have sex with the person they barfine, that is totally up to them and the girl who's been barfined.

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You gotta be kidding! One does not bar fine the staff one bar fines bar girls. Except ..... I don't think I should go into it, too specific might offend some some people. Well I guess I could say that staff are not meant to be bar fined except sometimes when...... and bar girls are meant to be barfined. Normally in some places at least it's easy to tell the difference, look up on the stage at the people trying to shake those things off. Well at least before certain times. Look up on the wall for those big signs.

I realize all of the below is old hat to most readers, so just ignore, more for newbies and to help clarify the confusion I find in the above.

A typical gogo/beer bar in Thailand has different types of staff. Some staff are "service only", cashiers waitresses etc, not explicitly intended/advertised to be barfined. The girls wearing numbers, here referred to as "bar girls" are the ones you're "supposed to" barfine. But they're all staff.

In my experience, if you get friendly enough with the service staff and they like the look of you, they are frequently available as well, and personally I much prefer these girls to the explicit bar girls. Depending on the management and their policies, you might have to wait for their shift to end and just deal direct - IOWs you're not allowed to barfine them. However sometimes the barfine is simply set higher, usually high enough to discourage skinflints like me. And sometimes it's the same price, but whether or not the mamasan allows depends on how busy the place is at that time.

But all of these are staff of the bar.

Then you have freelancers who are definitely not staff of the bar, free to come and go and have to pay for their drinks or get the male customers to pay for them. These are usually not allowed to solicit in places and go-go's beerbars with explicit bar girls on staff, and no barfine is required.

The waitresses, bartenders and cashiers in those places are likewise usually available (again if they fancy you) to be barfined, but (again) the price is usually set higher than normal to discourage it, make it worth management's while to overstaff to handle such contingencies.

And just to make things more confusing, many people would call all of the above "bar girls", just use it as a euphemism for sex workers in general, or even (IMO totally inaccurately) to girls that don't explicitly engage in p4p but are fellow customers just out for a good time and may or may not hook up with a guy without expecting an explicit payment.

This confusion results as well from the fact that many girls that are in fact pro's try to masquerade as the latter and don't talk about payment until the deed's been done, both in the hope of preserving face and that they might be able to wangle a higher rate than the usual going one. However they usually target only the true noob tourists, speak a little Thai and away they run. . .

Since you have gone this far you might as well also tell them that there are ###### short time hotels in Pattaya and almost every bar has one above, below, next to, to the left of, or to the right,under the DJ stand, or just down the street!

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NO ,, i am not that FRIGING old ,,

i thought the yankie boys , using pattaya for RnR ,

were responsible for intoducing the thai ladies to an alternative, and easier way of earning a living ,

IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION .

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p.s.. thanks guys, much appreciated ,

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NO ,, i am not that FRIGING old ,,

i thought the yankie boys , using pattaya for RnR ,

were responsible for intoducing the thai ladies to an alternative, and easier way of earning a living ,

IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION .

.

p.s.. thanks guys, much appreciated ,

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Actually it was the Thai boys but if you want Farang it was the Portuguese and the French.But give credit where credit is due. The industry is now and always was 90% Thai with Thai. Actually the first large Army to occupy Thailand was the British in 1946. The Japanese were here 4 years before but not as occupiers.

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Lot of unsubstantiated allegations going on here...

I think it is time members took stock of the facts..

and for my two pennies worth, IMHO am I not correct in thinking Secrets is probably the biggest conspicuous commercialized pimping operation in Pattaya?

and can anyone name any Pattaya newspaper (hard copy or on-line) with any creditability?

No. you would be incorrect. It's a bar/restaurant/hotel.

Yes, it is a bar/restaurant/hotel and it is has made no secret that staff can be "Bar Fined"...

Yes, but how is that "pimping"? Girls can be barfined and then taken out to dinner, to the movies, shopping, for ice cream - for any purpose that the barfiner chooses. Sometimes a girl is barfined by themself or their 'sister', if they don't want to work that particular night.

If a someone chooses to have sex with the person they barfine, that is totally up to them and the girl who's been barfined.

all of this happens an awful lot more often than many imagine. Many, especially older, guys BF a girl or two or three, just for their company, to go to dinner, chat or see a show. I am constanlty amazed when I talk to some ladies who have no reason to lie

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Lot of unsubstantiated allegations going on here...

I think it is time members took stock of the facts..

and for my two pennies worth, IMHO am I not correct in thinking Secrets is probably the biggest conspicuous commercialized pimping operation in Pattaya?

and can anyone name any Pattaya newspaper (hard copy or on-line) with any creditability?

No. you would be incorrect. It's a bar/restaurant/hotel.

Actually their website says its a Bar/Nightclub/Hotel.

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To many of you are believing the story printed by the Pattaya Times. Understand that the Times has almost zero credibility. If I were to make an educated guess, it would be that Secrets either dropped advertising in the Times, or refused to advertise in the Times. The whole story makes no sense to anyone that has been a customer at Secrets. They do not do business as described in the story. The two Times story's don't match up with each other, much less anyones elses experience at Secrets.

The whole part of an underage maid is nothing more than unfounded accusations by the paper. Admittedly steeming from a forum poster who has some sort of a grudge with Secrets, and made accusations about them back in 2009. How much credibility can we give a a forum poster that makes an accusation in 2009 about Secrets employing an underage girl, years before that? What does that have to do with June 2012?

Had the editor of the Times not been accused of black mailing other business owners under threat of publishing false stories before, there could be some credibility to the story.

what about the photo?

What about the photo? Was there one of the supposed underage maid??

no...

Lovedog was insinuating the story is made up.

Two photos of Larry were published showing him lead into the police station and another sitting at the table with a proud lt-col of the bangkok police posing behind him.

So the photos clearly show that Larry really has been arrested.

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I can't speak for Lovedog, but I don't think he was saying the raid and arrest didn't happen - just the stories about 14 year old maids and underage nonsense.

Maybe I interpreted his post too narrowly, for me the main story is that Larry was arrested on pimping charges, the story with the 14 yo being just a detail in the broader picture.

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I always find busts like this funny. ALL of the bars on WS have short time rooms and they ALL sell sex. Secrets just happened not to pay the tea money to the Boys in Blue. Anyway, Secrets has a history of dicking over biz partners, so I guess this is karmic reward?

I just wish Thailand would come up with one policy. Either paying for sex is legal or it isn't. In the meantime, the corrupt police will allow anybody who pays the requisite fees to thrive and arrest the rest.

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I always find busts like this funny. ALL of the bars on WS have short time rooms and they ALL sell sex. Secrets just happened not to pay the tea money to the Boys in Blue. Anyway, Secrets has a history of dicking over biz partners, so I guess this is karmic reward?

I just wish Thailand would come up with one policy. Either paying for sex is legal or it isn't. In the meantime, the corrupt police will allow anybody who pays the requisite fees to thrive and arrest the rest.

Paying for sex is legal, as well as receiving money for sex.

Too obvious solicitation, pimping and any business extracting revenues from prostitution isn't.

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i find most of this a joke.

i like the secrets bar but mainly for watching footy although the screens need renewing. nobody bothers me for a LD in there unlike almost everywhere else on or near walking st.

yes you can barfine girls but so is the case in almost every bar in pattaya, and there are no shows no showing no nothing going on in the bar.

I know walking st and the gogo's and the seedy places and secrets would not feature on that list.

the foods not bad though

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