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    Civil groups & govt agencies campaign against gambling during World Cup

    BANGKOK, 14th June 2018 (NNT) - Civil groups and government agencies have joined forces to educate youths about the pitfalls of gambling, as the World Cup kicks off in Russia.

    The anti-gambling campaign is taking place at Victory Monument in Bangkok. The effort is supported by representatives of the Stop Gambling Foundation, the Network of New Generations Against Gambling, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), the Ministry of Defense, and Royal Thai Police Headquarters. Participants distributed educational pamphlets and encouraged people to enjoy the World Cup without football betting.

    ThaiHealth board member Wiset Pichairat revealed that in 2017, 2.4 million people in Thailand collectively bet 140 billion baht on football matches, according to data from the Center for Gambling Studies. Statistics further indicate that football betting is more prevalent than other kinds of gambling among secondary school students from Mathayom (มัธยม) 1-3.

    The Stop Gambling Foundation claims that many people believe gambling is a victimless crime, while failing to consider how debt can badly impact friends and family.


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    Police to patrol entertainment venues during World Cup 2018

    BANGKOK, 14th June 2018 (NNT) - Police are being mobilized to prevent gambling during FIFA World Cup 2018, which begins today.

    The Command Center for Combating Football Gambling of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, disclosed that since May 1st, a total of 722 people have been arrested for illegal football betting, along with 763 others who placed bets online.

    In addition, 15 internet celebrities will also be summoned by police on June 20th, after allegedly sharing messages on social media encouraging people to gamble.

    The Metropolitan Police Bureau has also instructed its units across Bangkok to patrol restaurants and entertainment venues where the World Cup is being broadcast.

    Anyone found involved in gambling will be prosecuted according to the Gambling Act and by the order of the National Council for Peace and Order. Food and beverage businesses that support any form of football gambling will be shut down for five years.


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    Gambling!! We will have none of that evil.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    since May 1st, a total of 722 people have been arrested for illegal football betting, along with 763 others who placed bets online.
    These people are just pure evil.

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