Whilst there, we heard of a new casino on the Burmese side of the river and decided to have a quick look.
There is no formal border crossing, but on the Thai side a small group of heavily armed troops copy the ID cards of Thais wanting to cross and also stop any foreigners from going over.
I offered cash to look the other way while i nipped onto the ferry and this was politely, but firmly declined.
Not wise to argue with Thai BPP.
The river here is about 50 metres wide and looks shallow, at least at this time of year.
The 3 girls crossed easily and explored for a couple of hours.
It's a small new casino but already extensions seem to be in the pipeline and this will be a growing place for the future.
There were only about 10 people actively gambling but one was the subject of big discussion in the car, once we got going again.
A Bangkok Tomboy with her beautiful girlfriend who bought 100,000 baht of chips.
Over $3,000 dropped on a monday morning.
It's somehow not a surprise that the border here is so totally porous and will likely remain so..
My bet is that Thai money built the Burmese casino.