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Thailand Launches Investigation Into Gambling Accusations

17 January 2005

THAILAND/CAMBODIA -- As reported by MCOT News: "Police and military officials working in the Thai-Cambodian border area today launched an investigation into claims that nine Thai gamblers had cheated casinos in the Cambodian town of Poi Pet of over Bt90 million, ($2.3 million) a claim which the gamblers have consistently denied.

"The team of officers from the Thai-Cambodia Border Office ...travelled to Poi Pet this morning, but were refused access to the nine Thai accused, with Cambodian police officers saying they first needed clearance from the head of the Cambodian police force.

"...It is not yet clear whether the Star Vegas Casino has handed over the nine Thais to the local police to be detained.

"But Thai gamblers in Poi Pet are rallying around the nine accused, warning of a mass boycott of the town's casinos should further action be taken.

"...This morning a Thai gambler, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters that the gambling community was suspicious of the allegations..."

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