Police smash an online soccer gambling den

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Police busted an online soccer gambling den, rounding up 11 suspects and confiscating 11 items of equipment used in operating the gambling in a house raid in Bangkok.

The alleged bookmakers who are also the co-owners of the house in Bangkhen district were identified as Pasu Suthanon and Saravuth Preechaborisutkun .

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The items seized include 17 computers, a list of about 2,500 suspected gamblers, 35 cellphones, 23 bank account books, one automatic pistol and others.

Acting metropolitan police commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Sanit Mahathavorn said that the website for online gambling has the server abroad and the operators here are just the brokers who get a 5 percent cut from the gambling revenues.

This gambling den has been in operational for about four months with two groups of customers totaling 3,200 people. The bets range from 50 to 10,000 baht. The den operates in two shifts – from 9 am to 9 pm and 9 pm to 9 am – and each shift is manned by 10 staff members.