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 Thailand Baht Gambling & Betting 

Thailand  commonly called “The Land Of Smiles”, is a large and multi-cultural kingdom. You can find anything in Thailand, from Buddhist temples to exotic wildlife and spectacular islands. Alongside a fascinating history and a unique culture, Thailand is one of the only Asian countries to never be colonized by an empire - a testament to the proud nation!

 Is Gambling In Thailand Legal According To Law? 

Besides Thailand’s government sponsored public lottery, and betting at either of the two horse racing tracks in Bangkok (the Royal Bangkok Sports Club and the Royal Turf Club), gambling is not a legal activity in Thailand. Although gambling is punishable by a jail term of up to a year and a fine of ฿1000 (one thousand thailand baht/THB), gambling is an extremely common activity in Thailand and is an accepted part of society. You see students playing thai-style rummy on plastic tables at their doorsteps just as often as you see young men and women playing online baccarat in an internet cafe.

 Can I Deposit Money Onto Sports Betting Websites From My Thai Bank Account? 

Thailand based bank accounts and the debit & credit cards associated with them are renowned for blocking payments to online gambling websites. For example, the Be1st Visa Electron issued by Bangkok Bank does not work at online gambling sites, neither do the following banks and the cards associated with them:

  • Bank of Thailand
  • Bank of Ayudhya
  • Siam Commercial Bank
  • Kasikorn Bank
  • Bangkok Bank
  • Krung Thai Bank
  • CIMB Thai Bank
  • Siam City Bank
  • TMB Bank
  • UOB Bank
  • Kiatnakin Bank

Using Entropay in Thailand For Online Gambling Websites

As you can not use Thai bank accounts and debit cards to deposit and withdraw money to international online gambling websites, we reccomend using Entropay, a virtual VISA/Mastercard that allows you to easily deposit and withdraw cash to a semi-bank account/credit card that is accepted by all major gambling websites, including the sites listed on this website.

You can open up an Entropay account in USD, EUR, or GBP (we suggest using USD) and fund your virtual Card with your Thai debit/credit card. You’ll then need to register your card with Verified by Visa, or Mastercard Securecode, and once your account is funded you can use the Entropay Virtual Card to deposit at the betting and casino sites suggested above.

The real beauty of using Entropay is that you can keep you’re gambling activities online confidential. Your bank will only see that you deposited or received money from Entropay. You do not have to worry about deposits and withdrawals from showing up on your monthly bank statement, something that could have negative legal (gambling is illegal in Thailand after all) and social implications.