Phuket police chat to students about illegal World Cup football gambling
The World Cup starts today. So do the gambling crackdowns.
The Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Teeraphol Thipjaroen says, “the World Cup football is started today (June 14) so Phuket police are strictly keeping an eye on illegal world cup gambling.
“We have arrested 12 cases already involving illegal football gambling while the Phuket Tourist Police have arrested three other cases.
“It is difficult to arrest online gamblers but we are tracking from internet data available. If we find that any online football gambling is being conducted in Phuket, we will definitely be taking action. We are expecting that illegal football gambling will decrease as enthusiast start watching the games instead of talking about it.”
“To discourage young new gamblers, police are talking with students every morning. The police are providing information about problems that may arise out of gambling in students.”
Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong says, “The Ministry of the Interior has reminded us that the World Cup football will be held from June 14 to July 15. Obviously it’s already a very big event in the media. More children, youth and adults will be coerced to take part in illegal football gambling. We will do our best to try and shield youngsters from the negative side of gambling.”
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