The two casino operators, Galaxy and MGM, are apparently keen to tap into Thailand’s potential as a gaming hub in Southeast Asia. Both companies have established local offices in Bangkok and have been conducting market research and lobbying efforts, according to sources.
Thailand has welcomed one million Chinese tourists since January
In 2019, before the pandemic, Thailand received 11 million Chinese tourists, who accounted for 28% of the total foreign arrivals. In 2022, only 274,000 Chinese tourists visited Thailand, due to travel restrictions and quarantine measures.