Over 1,000 gamblers in Euro 2016 arrested

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A total of 1,028 gamblers in Euro 2016 soccer games were arrested in the nationwide crackdown campaign launched by the police.

Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen said most of the gamblers arrested were in Bangkok area where 566 cases were cracked, followed by 62 cases in the responsibility area of the First Provincial Police Command, and 59 cases in the Third Provincial Police Command.

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The deputy commissioner said more than 10 million baht in cash and in prediction slips were seized, as well as 22 accounting books.

He said most gamblings cracked were online gamblings with most operators being foreigners.

He said the Royal Thai Police will soon cooperate with the private sector to display huge cloth banners at target areas such as major department stores to encourage the people to join the campaign and also to educate risky group or new gamblers on the evils of gamblings.