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Offline thaiga

British-led Card Room raided by officials
« on: February 04, 2016, 03:14:52 PM »
British-led Card Room raided by officials



Well done! Just a few old codgers playing cards, 50 old people who probably are looking for the quite life and i assume spend lots of dosh here. Amusing themselves with a game of bridge which is not a gambling game, it goes on points.
 
Are they now criminals. The report states, they were arrested and held for almost 12 hours, then released on bail at 3 am after paying 5,000 Baht Bail each. Even an old lady of 84 was among them.

The players are believed to have been charged with gambling offenses, also the playing cards did not possess an official government seal on the card boxes, Did they really have to Scour the Law books to find something wrong.

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Offline thaiga

Re: British-led Card Room raided by officials - video
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 04:03:13 PM »


Here's some more info from the Bangkokpost which states one person was unable to pay the bail money and is still being held.


Pattaya police and Bang Lamung district officials raid a bridge club, arresting 32 players for having too many cards and decks without an official seal. (Photos by Trinai Jansrichol)

ทลายบ่อนไพ่บริดจ์ที่พัทยา 32 ต่างชาติ เปิดเล่นเย้ยกฎหมาย

credit@เอี้ยก้วย ณ พัทยา

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Offline thaiga

Re: British-led Card Room raided by officials
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 05:53:31 PM »
Excuse my sense of humour  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME

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Offline thaiga

Re: British-led Card Room raided by officials - Worldwide news
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 01:44:17 AM »
OH! dear they seem to have drawn a bit of attention - And worldwide

Thai police raid nets 32 foreign bridge players
https://au.news.yahoo.com/viral/a/30736532/thai-police-raid-nets-32-foreign-bridge-players/

Elderly bridge players nabbed in Thailand crime gang crackdown
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-04/elderly-bridge-players-nabbed-in-thailand-crime-gang-crackdown/7141920

Thai police crack down on elderly bridge players
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/thai-police-crack-elderly-bridge-players-160204072523820.html

The DM says only a dirty dozen.
12 elderly British ex-pats arrested when Thai police swoop on Bridge Club

What a mess - BUT .... tourist arrivals were said to be a record 29.9 million in 2015
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Offline thaiga

Re: British-led Card Room raided by officials
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2016, 12:42:16 PM »
The story has now gone viral, guess who's being ridiculed around the world. A bridge too far
pattayaone.net. reports that the case will likely be dropped and the 5,000 Baht bail money each of the players paid will be returned.


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Offline thaiga

Re: British-led Card Room raided by officials - Prosecution will continue
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 12:58:53 PM »
According to pattayaone.net the Prosecution will continue against the 32 Bridge players and allow a Judge to decide if anything illegal was taking place.  Passports of those involved were returned, although bail money is still being retained. It states that if they did not pursue the case it could set a precedent and encourage others who play cards to challenge the authorities in the future  :blank:

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