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Advisor: Thailand Should Legalize Gambling

24 March 2003

THAILAND – As reported by the Bangkok Post: "Legalising gambling would stop Thais leaving the country to gamble, says Sanoh Thienthong, chief adviser of Thai Rak Thai.

"Mr Sanoh was referring to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's comments on Saturday, when he urged Thais to avoid gambling at casinos in neighbouring countries. Mr Sanoh said distinguishing gamblers from normal cross-border travellers would be hard.

"…Mr Sanoh said the government should not waste time studying the issue since many studies had already been done…"

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