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Thailand Releases Illegal World Cup Betting Stats

The Thai government has released its latest report on illegal World Cup betting, noting that 5,064 people were arrested during the month long tournament.

During the month, 4,679 gamblers were arrested for betting on the World Cup, 258 bookies were detained, and 127 slip runners were arrested. During the tournament, more than 2,000 online betting websites were closed by the government.

The report does not show how much money was bet, but does reveal that the numbers are higher than the 3,800 people that were taken into custody during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Most of the people arrested are expected to receive suspended sentences, while large betting bookies and clients will likely get jail sentences.

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