Dartboards in Bars and Entertainment Venues Must Now Be Licensed in Thailand

Bar owners in Thailand must now register their darts board if it is in a public space and must ensure that no gambling is taking place when darts are being played. – File Photo

PATTAYA – Thailand’s ban on any entertainment venues allowing customers to play darts is now in affect nationwide. Bar owners must now have a dartboard licensed to allow customers to play.

In January, officials in Pattaya raided bars along Soi 6 to confiscate all the ‘illegal’ dart boards, telling bar owners that venues must now have a dartboard license if they wanted to be able to allow customers to play the popular pastime on their premises.

Speaking to Thaivisa, one Soi 6 bar owner talked of his bewilderment when a uniformed official demanded to see paperwork for his dart board.

When no paperwork could not be produced, the dart board was confiscated.

The new requirements for a ‘dartboard license’ resulted in the suspension of Pattaya’s popular darts league,…

Original published: 2018-03-12 21:17:12 Read the full Bangkok News here


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