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After Cannabis, Thailand Takes Step to Allow Casinos to Operate

  • Thai panel submits blueprint to open casinos across country
  • Move aimed at drawing billions from investors, tourists

After decriminalizing cannabis, Thailand is now considering casinos to attract foreign money and lure more tourists to galvanize its pandemic-hit economy. 

A panel of Thai lawmakers submitted a report on Wednesday to Parliament, recommending the government issue a decree allowing “entertainment complexes” that include legal casinos to be built in key cities across the country.