Thai authorities have issued orders to summon 30 celebrities and influencers, who allegedly inspired their followers to gamble on-line. Among the many individuals who have obtained an order to look on the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) was Phannarai Khemmi, generally known as Mod Oi – a preferred influencer with 1.1 million followers on Twitter.
Yesterday, Mod Oi went to the CCIB headquarters in Nonthaburi province within the firm of her boyfriend, admitting that she promoted the providers of two unlawful playing platforms. The social media star informed officers that she was not properly acquainted with the legal guidelines relating to playing promoting however instantly deactivated her account after receiving the summons.
As reported by KhaoSod, cyber police have accused seven influencers to this point, with Pound Nipon, Cherry Sam Khok, and Nak Nak being amongst them. Moreover, 5 social media influencers obtained a jail sentence of two months. Two weeks in the past, KhaoSod reported that the CCIB raided 12 areas and busted the net playing community GALAXY959, confiscating costly automobiles, applied sciences, and different incriminating proof. In line with warrants, 13 folks had been arrested following the raids. It was reported that billions of bahts circulated by way of the unlawful playing community operated by the mentioned community.
Mod Oi Made Roughly $600 Per Month for Posting Playing Invites
Mod Oi admitted that the 2 playing corporations paid her roughly $20 a day for selling their providers. She defined that she posted one playing invitation per day, which earned her virtually $600 per 30 days since February 2022. She additionally revealed that the 2 playing platforms contacted her by way of the LINE app and provided to pay her to be able to promote their playing providers on social media. The influencer additionally informed law enforcement officials that she obtained the cash in varied areas.
Mod Oi additionally alerted the police about many pretend Twitter and Fb accounts registered beneath her title, encouraging followers to gamble on-line. The influencer filed a report in opposition to the creators of these pretend profiles and urged her followers to not imagine the misleading content material posted on them.
Among the many celebrities summoned in relation to the investigation into the illegally working playing websites was the favored music artist Rattaya Si Nakorn. Higher recognized for her inventive pseudonym, Nes, Nakorn was additionally summoned after making posts, encouraging folks to gamble on-line.
Most types of playing are prohibited in Thailand. Nevertheless, hundreds of playing platforms have been concentrating on Thai folks for years. That prompted the Thai authorities to launch a nationwide crackdown on unlawful on-line playing operations. Final yr, the nation’s Ministry of Digital Economic system and Society reported they shut down 2,800 unlawful playing platforms for 12 months solely.