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1,200 arrested for illegal football betting in Bangkok

Written by Ben Blaschke

Bangkok police have arrested almost 1,200 people for football betting on Euro 2016 since the tournament began just over a week ago, according to the Bangkok Post.

The rapidly growing number follows a busy Friday that saw 143 gamblers and nine bookmakers taken into custody. Police had promised before the tournament kicked off that there would be a heavy focus on illegal gambling throughout Euro 2016.

In total, 1,192 people have been arrested so far including 1,142 gamblers, 15 bookmakers, 12 online players and 13 online operators. Police have also seized 205,370 baht in cash and lists totaling 1,081,825 baht in wagers.