No one will be happier to see the 2010 World Cup come to a conclusion on Sunday than Thailand’s Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva. Vejjajiva, who claims he will be watching the final match from a ‘neutral corner,’ isn’t so neutral when it comes to his stance on sports betting, having instituted a nationwide crackdown on World Cup bettors. But Vejjajiva wants it known that he really didn’t enjoy throwing all those punters in jail for committing those victimless crimes. So set them free, Abhisit… Otherwise, Thai us a river. Read more.
Banged up in Bangkok: World Cup gambling arrest figures
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