A gambling network operating online has given over two opulent resorts in the island province valued at one billion baht, according to Department of Special Investigation (DSI) agents.
A man named Pakphum, whose last name was suppressed, is allegedly the owner of two villas on Nai Han Beach in tambon Rawai in Muang district. Pakphum is an executive of Ufa Bet, an online gambling company that is recognised as one of Thailand’s three largest gambling networks.
The online platforms of Ufa Bet have been put on hold because of illicit activity.
According to the DSI, Ufa Bet has a sizable network of affiliates under the supervision of senior law enforcement officials, one of them is “Inspector Sua,” a former police officer who is suspected of being involved in a multibillion-baht gambling enterprise.
According to the DSI, Ufa Bet operates a series of online gambling operations linked to Pannarong, another online betting network that has grown into nearby nations.
According to reports, Mr. Pakphum, 29, is in charge of roughly 80 mule accounts that are used to accept payments from gamblers. A little over fifty of the accounts are registered by migrant labourers who were employed to sell pre-existing accounts or open new ones. Thirty more mule accounts are registered under Thai names. It was reported that some accounts had more than one billion baht in circulation.
On November 4, Mr. Pakphum was detained at Suvarnabhumi airport. Strong evidence later forced him to retract his original denial of the accusations and acknowledge his role in the running of the gambling website.
According to DSI director-general Pol Maj Suriya Singhakamol, Mr. Pakphum’s acquaintances informed authorities that Mr. Pakphum’s older brother, Phuchit, who had left the nation more than a year prior, is the owner of Ufa Bet.
Additionally, Mr. Pakphum’s younger sister, Pornpatsa, works for the gaming network as an executive.
According to reports, Mr Pakphum obtained a permit from a renowned casino network to run gaming websites.