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British-led Card Room raided by officials in South Pattaya

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Thank buddah that we can all sleep safely in our beds tonight in the knowledge that our Thai police force are at the cutting edge of the criminal coalface and will not rest until these dangers to society are behind bars! lol

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This actually made the national TV news, even had the police video. A bunch of confused old folks playing Bridge.

Unclear what crime was committed, anyone know?

The offense relates to Section 8 of the Playing Cards Act of 1935 which states that an individual is not allowed to possess more than 120 playing cards at any one time. At the Bridge event, considerably more than 120 playing cards were found by officers.

I don't see the problem here except for the number of officers involved in the arrest. These people are criminals who broke the law. They knew they were committing a crime but obviously thought as affluent foreigners they were above the law or were too culturally insensitive to care. If you live in a country you should follow its laws and customs regardless of whether you agree with them or not. If you do not want to do that face the consequences or go somewhere else. I bet many of these would be the first to whine about foreigners in their on country flaunting the laws and refusing to conform to cultural norms.

Surely futsu this is tongue in cheek. Your comment if serious ignores the utter absurdity of the situation. Old people playing bridge are hardly 'criminals who broke the law'. In this case, the law is an ass.

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Murders, Rapes, Drunk driving, Assaults, Shootings and the best they can do is arrest a group of people who are not gambling?????? For goodness sake get real

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This actually made the national TV news, even had the police video. A bunch of confused old folks playing Bridge.

Unclear what crime was committed, anyone know?

From the linked article, reportedly the crime, or offense, is:

"The offense relates to Section 8 of the Playing Cards Act of 1935 which states that an individual is not allowed to possess more than 120 playing cards at any one time. At the Bridge event, considerably more than 120 playing cards were found by officers."

I am not a card player, so, is Bridge a card game where each player holds more than 120 playing cards?

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These law breaking people from a small island nation should be brought to justice. How dare they try to enjoy themselves in a place where they are not wanted. I looks like there were more than 5 people present so they should be brought to the army camp for an attitude adjustment. Maybe they could get some Thai rent a mob people and play in front of the US Embassy where they would be left alone.

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Hope the police were heavily armed, you can never tell with aged bridge players, cunning lot of ruthless criminals

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Pleeeeaaaase pleeeeeaaase let the international press get hold of this !! Someone could have a field day with this.

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Haha, I actually thought this guy was using a bit of sarcasm and having a laugh, surely it was written as a joke...

Nobody can be that stupid....no, they did not know they were committing a crime and no they were not gambling...

But the dudes response is laughable...and indeed moronic...if stupidity was an offense I imagine he would have been locked up years ago

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This actually made the national TV news, even had the police video. A bunch of confused old folks playing Bridge.

Unclear what crime was committed, anyone know?

The offense relates to Section 8 of the Playing Cards Act of 1935 which states that an individual is not allowed to possess more than 120 playing cards at any one time. At the Bridge event, considerably more than 120 playing cards were found by officers.

I don't see the problem here except for the number of officers involved in the arrest. These people are criminals who broke the law. They knew they were committing a crime but obviously thought as affluent foreigners they were above the law or were too culturally insensitive to care. If you live in a country you should follow its laws and customs regardless of whether you agree with them or not. If you do not want to do that face the consequences or go somewhere else. I bet many of these would be the first to whine about foreigners in their on country flaunting the laws and refusing to conform to cultural norms.

Sometimes i can be a plonker as well but as much of a plonker as you are i have never been

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I have a feeling this is going to make more than the national Thai news.

he he he, it's impossible to get bored in Thailand, The police always entertains us...!!!! can't wait until the next one...witch will be very soon..

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Next up, round up the oldtimers in retirement houses for playing bingo. Tar and feathers I say, 'em bloody criminals.

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The offense relates to Section 8 of the Playing Cards Act of 1935 which states that an individual is not allowed to possess more than 120 playing cards at any one time. At the Bridge event, considerably more than 120 playing cards were found by officers.

With moronic statements like that you'd make a perfect dummy. Just for the record not one person was in possession of more than 120cards.

There were 32 people playing. Each would hold a maximum of 13 cards per deal. So NO individual possessed more than 120 playing cards. Is that clear? As there were 8 tables in play the total number of cards in the room would exceed 120 cards (probably 8*52=416 cards in total. I suspect you've never played bridge or have any idea about it, so your highlight defines your ignorance.

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Here's the basic problem:

Woody Allen said that 'bridge is like sex'. 'If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand!'

Number of cards involved is irrelevant. It's the police who are playing with less than a full deck! But maybe, just maybe, the police heard the players 'bidding' and had to think gambling was involved!!

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