Thai school campuses reminded to prohibit World Cup gambling

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Education Minister Treenuch Thienthong said her ministry intends to encourage students to be inspired by the games and understand that sports can be a successful profession.

Several organizations are stepping up measures to prevent football betting this World Cup season. The Ministry of Education has instructed schools to ensure there are no gambling activities on campus, while also hoping this sports season will inspire students.

The Ministry of Education said it instructed educational institutes to ensure no gambling activities are allowed to take place in school campuses during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.



Education Minister Treenuch Thienthong said her ministry intends to encourage students to be inspired by the games and understand that sports can be a successful profession.

The ministry is also coordinating with school directors to promote the teamwork side of sports, as well as prevent gambling. Anyone found participating in betting activities on campus, whether they are students, staff members or teachers, will face disciplinary action.



The police also announced they are ramping up measures against World Cup betting. Officers in Chiang Mai, led by Provincial Police Region 5 Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Piya Tavichai, last evening conducted patrols at restaurants and clubs frequented by tourists on Chang Khlan Road. Their aim was to enforce strict measures against gambling, drugs, firearms and services to minors.


The regional police commissioner has ordered all 159 police stations in eight northern provinces to proactively suppress gambling, including online sites and players. The general public can report tips concerning illegal gambling via the @inthanon1 account on the LINE messaging app, which will remain available after the World Cup season. (NNT)