Thai government efforts to reform its multi-billion dollar state lottery appear to be making little headway, with experts saying some of the fundamental problems are unlikely to be resolved until an online system is introduced.

 

Thai government efforts to reform its multi-billion dollar state lottery appear to be making little headway, with experts saying some of the fundamental problems are unlikely to be resolved until an online system is introduced. The military government, under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, promised to overhaul the lottery to break the power of powerful distribution syndicates, known as the Five Tigers, and bring down ticket prices, but so far it has not been successful.

 



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