Lottery Office poised to campaign against uncooperative lottery ticket sellers

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BANGKOK, 3 June 2015 – Different agencies are mobilizing their efforts to strictly enforce laws and rules in a latest bid to regulate the lottery ticket price.

Starting from June 3 onwards, the Government Lottery Office (GLO) will dispatch its data-collection teams comprising peace-keeping authorities from the Army Region 1 to gather information on lottery ticket retailers as well as on foundations and organizations engaged in the lottery distribution.

Meanwhile, Metropolitan police has set up 10 ad hoc teams of military officials and police tasked with following up on complaints of overpriced lottery tickets. Operators are now required to sell lotto at 80 baht per pair, starting from June 1.

The GLO will also cooperate with different agencies such as the Revenue Department, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the Ministry of Interior to carry out a campaign against overcharging sellers.

The GLO board will this month hold a press conference with the Revenue Department’s director-general and the representative of the Ministry of Justice to announce their joint crackdown on uncooperative distributers of all levels. The move also involves assets scrutiny.