Following a series of raids in Pattaya on various venues across the city including some located on the popular Soi 6 it appears that Thailand’s ban on darts has now gone nationwide.
Bar owners and managers were informed that they now require a dart board license in order for their customers to play a game of arrows.
When the raids were carried out in Pattaya back in January many bar owners spoke out about their bewilderment to the authority’s sudden decision to ban the popular pastime.
Following the raids Pattaya’s expat darts league was suspended.
Following over a month of uncertainty since the raids were carried out more information about the authority’s sudden crackdown has been released.
In a notice released by the Thailand Darts Association (TDA) the requirement for bars to now have a dart board license is in relation to the kingdoms strict laws centered around gambling.
Bar owners who wish to have a dart board in their establishment must now apply for a license and make sure no gambling on games takes place.
Information on how a bar can obtain a license can be found on the TDA website.
Once a bar is registered they will receive an official certificate signed by the president of the TDA which will also include a registration number for the Office of National Culture Commission.
Bar owners will then be able to present the certificate to authorities as proof of licensing if they are asked to do so.
According to the TDA if a bar is found with a dart board and no license they may face a fine and or the board being confiscated.
Currently the TDA is providing licenses free of charge.
Source: Thai Visa
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