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Thai Police Block Gambling Sites

14 June 2004

BANGKOK, Thailand – As reported by the Agence France-Presse: "Thai police ordered local internet providers to block access to England-based betting websites in an effort to stem record gambling expected in the kingdom during the ongoing Euro 2004 football tournament.

"…The blocked sites include Ladbrokes, LiveScore and Sportingbet, he said, with police preparing to extend their investigation to additional sites if needed.

"Football betting is illegal in Thailand, but it is a massive underground industry fueled by the country's passion for football and obsession for gambling on anything from kick-boxing to fighting fish…"

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