Online Gambling: Nemesis or Opportunity for Thai Society


  • Supit Boonlab Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand
  • Sarinthorn Mungkhamanee Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Thailand


Online Gambling, Traditional Lifestyle, Gambling Behavior, New Business


The aim of this investigation is to explore the effects of online gambling and other associated business on Thai people and the society as a whole. Through technology websites such as line administrators and lottery and gambling sites have opened another avenue in people's ability to have an opportunity to earn money. This survey uses a qualitative method of random sampling. The sample group is the gambler who joined the online website. They were selected by snowball technique total 10 participants. The findings identify that line application administrators can earn profits through this new business channel. Facebook and line application can be very influential to online gambling in different forms that were previously used in online gaming sites. The new pro forma allows gamblers to purchase memberships which administrators profit from as well as supporting the website through advertising. Improvements in technology now allow on line banking and the ability to transfer funds electronically thereby increasing convenience to gamblers.. the goal of the website is to of course increase the frequency and amounts that each gambler wagers. Another trend discussed was the government role in current and future roles in the online gambling industry.




How to Cite

Boonlab, S., & Mungkhamanee, S. (2020). Online Gambling: Nemesis or Opportunity for Thai Society. Asian Crime and Society Review, 5(2), 66–74. Retrieved from