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Crackdown on Dart Boards Licensing Rules in Thailand

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In this video today as the title suggests, we are going to be talking about dart board licensing and for those that aren't aware and saying “what do you mean dart board licensing?”  well recently regulatory authorities have made it a priority to go ahead and require that those establishments that have dart boards have the equivalent of a license for said dart boards. To quote directly from TDA Darts. That's is the Thailand Dart ''Association tdadarts.com: this is the English language version: I am going to just read it verbatim "due to new local legislations and out of TDA's control, all places that have a dart board for public use must apply for a "dart board permit". Without this letter local authorities could give you penalties and confiscate your dart boards. TDA is providing the forms so that you can apply and receive an official TDA letter you can show local authorities that the venue is taking steps to prevent gambling on dart boards. If an establishment is not doing this, then TDA cannot help or support you if problems arise. Thank you for your application. We will try to get it to you as soon as possible." So this permit, as it were, is going to be required and as noted in this announcement from TDA, the issue seems to be gambling. The issue seems to be trying to forestall gambling, trying to monitor what's going on with respect to establishments that have a dart board as Thai authorities want to minimize gambling activities going on here in the Kingdom. This is, I suspect, not going to be something that is going to be necessarily the most difficult thing in the world to deal with but for anyone that knows about running a business especially food and beverage or restaurant business here in Thailand, they can tell you it is just one more thing that is just sort of added on to the myriad paperwork that already exists with respect to operating a legitimate business establishment here in the Kingdom. So we thought we would just do this video to just give people a quick overview as to what's going on with respect to that and note that sort of now is part and parcel with things like the tobacco license, alcohol license, and music license, a dart board license , dart board permit if you will, is going to be required for establishments that have such facilities in the future.