Thailand to launch digital ticket-selling platform

The government aims to tackle the problem of overpriced tickets.
The government aims to tackle the problem of overpriced tickets.

The ticket-selling platform will be developed by the Krungthai Bank and may be launched in May.

Thailand.- Authorities in Thailand have announced the launch of a digital ticket-selling platform that aims to combat ticket overpricing. It’s hoped that the platform may launch on May 2.

Lavaron Sangsnit, chairman of the Lottery Board, told Nation Thailand the project will be presented to the commission tasked with combating overpriced lottery tickets next week. The Krungthai Bank would develop the platform.

Sangsnit explained: “The tickets will disappear once they are purchased, while buyers will receive a receipt in the form of an electronic bill or SMS message.”

Once tickets are purchased, retailers will receive cash payments and buyers will be able to buy as many tickets as they want for 80 baht each. Retailers selling tickets on other online platforms will immediately lose their quota once the platform is launched. 

Sangsnit added that retailers will be able to re-register for their quotas, but if they sell tickets again on other platforms, they will be blacklisted.So far this month, 878,000 sellers have signed up for their ticket quota, nearly double the expected 500,000.

Last May, the Government Lottery Office (GLO) announced cash rewards of Bt1,000 (US$33.28) for anyone who provided information on price gouging 

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