English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Sports
UPDATED: 14:42, July 13, 2006
Thai police arrest nearly 1,600 on World Cup gambling
font size    

Thai police have arrested nearly 1,600 people have been arrested in Thailand on illegal gambling during the recent World Cup, Thai media reported Thursday.

The police deployed hundreds of special units to crack down on football gambling, which is illegal in Thailand, during the 41-day World Cup, including raids on pubs, bars and entertainment spots, Royal Thai Police spokesman Achirawit Suphanphesat said Wednesday.

From June 1 to July 11, a total of 1,593 people, including 492 bookmakers and 1,101 gamblers, were arrested for involvement in some 845 million Baht (about 22 million US dollars) of illegal bets on football.

The largest number of arrests up were made in Bangkok, with 128 bookies and 620 gamblers. The lowest number reported was in the north where just four bookmakers and 35 persons who placed bets were arrested. Among the illicit money involved, only about 7.5 million Baht (about 200 thousand US dollars) in cash was recovered, according to Achirawit.

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- China busts online soccer gambling rings

- Blatter in gambling offensive


Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved