Thailand is taking all necessary steps to attract tourists and foreign exchange. Recently, the country was in the news to make cannabis free from crime and is now ready to open casinos to revive its tourism sector.

Thai lawmakers submitted a report to parliament, recommending the permission of "entertainment complexes" with legal casinos in all major Thai cities. It is seen as an attempt to revive Thailand's tourism industry, which has an important role in boosting the country's economy.

Pichet Chuamuangphan, Vice Chairman tourism sector, stated "We’re focused on attracting foreigners to step up tourism and draw more money out of their pockets. This will also stem the outflow of money from Thai gamblers and help the government collect hefty taxes for our economic security."

He further added that Greater Bangkok would be the perfect location for the initial casino. Later, casinos may operate in southern provinces such as Phuket, Krabi or Phang Nga. Popular tourist destinations like Chiang Mai and Chonburi are also contenders.

Minstry assumed that these facilities, when operational, would generate at least 400 billion baht ($11 billion) in additional tax revenue annually.

Thailand has become the first Asian country to decriminalize cannabis. Not only this, it has also become the first country in South-East Asia to legalize same-sex unions.


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