Farewell to legal Sunday gambling.
Farewell to legal Sunday gambling! The Bangkok Post has reported that this September will mark end of days for the Royal Turf Club of Thailand under Royal Patronage.
But there's good news. According to the Post, the Crown Property Bureau (CPB) has plans to convert the location into a public park that will be devoted to the memory of King Rama 9.
The Royal Turf Club, also known to Thais as Sanamma Nang Loeng, is most famous for being one of the few spots in Bangkok where you can legally gamble, owing to horse racing's unique exemption from gambling laws.
The Post reports that the CPB terminated the club's lease in April, giving it 180 days to return the plot of land.
A monument honoring the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be honourably displayed in the new park.