As the Royal Coast Review first reported on 23rd November, Mr Udorn Olsson, a prominent Hua Hin business identity has revealed plans for massive entertainment developments in Hua Hin including a casino, Formula One racetrack, theme Parks as well as hotels and shopping complexes.
The proposal also revives plans for ferry services linking Pattaya, Bangkok and Hua Hin. Citing the Phoenix-plan to realise the Hua Hin airport’s potential to become a major flight hub with direct flights from a number of Asian countries, the plan describes the interest of major international investors.
More information about the plan has been revealed, including graphics of the proposed complex with a motion now asking the House of Representatives to set up an Extraordinary Commission. The motion has been supported by 240 members of the House of Representatives, from both opposition and government parties.
An extraordinary study would consider the opening of entertainment venues and casinos legally in Thailand and to carefully consider the effects, pros and cons.
An entertainment complex was seen by advocates as a way to employ a huge labor force and to grow Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The supporters have commented that neighboring countries, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore all have Entertainment Complex and Casinos, generating huge incomes in these countries and with many Thai customers.
Hua Hin has been proposed as potential location however this would be outside the Hua Hin Municipality because this is a royal heritage area. More favored options include the Hin Lek Fai Subdistrict, Thap Tai Subdistrict, Nong Phlap Subdistrict or Huai Sat Yai Subdistrict.
Mr Olsson believes it will take between two to five months before a study of the proposal with further recommendations will be completed.
See the RCR original article from 23rd November at: https://royalcoastreview.com/2021/11/is-hua-hin-ready-to-roll-the-dice-casino-proposal-to-be-presented-to-thai-government/