Lottery gamblers arrested in southern Thai town

A GROUP of people gambling on lottery numbers were surprised by a group of police detectives who stormed their shophouse this morning (March 28).

 According to the Thai-language Daily News, police in Muang District of the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan found a hidden room filled with 22 lottery gamblers behind a shophouse.

 Gambling is illegal in Thailand, but the Government Lottery Office is permitted to sell government lotteries.

 Illegal lotteries, or “huay,” are popular among a large number of Thais, as they earn more from winning numbers.

 By the way, the gambling den is located just 50 meters from the police station.


Top: Lottery tickets being sold on a street. Photo: Nist6dh (CC-BY-SA-2.0)

By Songpol Kaopatumtip


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