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Thai University Gambles on Casino Courses

10 May 2005

PHUKET CITY, Thailand – As reported by the Phuket Gazette: "A Phuket university has reignited the debate over casinos in Phuket by offering a course in casino and gaming management.

"The Phuket campus of Prince of Songkhla University (PSU) has started to offer the 45-hour courses to masters degree and doctorate students, even though casinos are illegal in Thailand. The course has received approval from the Ministry of Education.

"…The university offered its first Casino and Gaming Management elective between March 31 and April 30. Students were given lectures by professors from countries where gambling is already legal, and went on field trips to casinos at the Andaman Club hotel in Burma, just off the coast of Ranong, and Malaysia's Genting Highlands.

"The course is open to doctorate students and those in the university's MBA International Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management…"

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