Over 100 Euro 2012 gamblers arrested in Thailand

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BANGKOK, 14 June 2012 (NNT) – Police arrested 130 suspects allegedly involved in the gambling on the Euro 2012 football tournament during yesterday’s raids, with wager worth over 46,000 baht.

As of yesterday, Police Major General Saroj Promcharoen, Deputy Metropolitan Police Chief and head of the gambling suppression operation, said that out of the 130 gamblers arrested, seven were bookmakers.

Since the start of the football tournament, 621 gamblers have been arrested with betting slips showing wagers estimated at over 4 million baht.

Responding to Rak Thailand Party MP Chuwit Kamolvisit’s allegations of local police’s involvement with the gambling dens, Police Major General Saroj said he has instructed the Metropolitan Police Division 1 Commander to conduct further investigation into the matter.

He elaborated that the police have received an additional report suggesting that seven new online betting sites are operating in the country and are speeding up the investigation for an imminent sweep nationwide.

Read more: NNT


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