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Thai universities concerned about student gambling, call for crackdown

Thai universities are increasingly concerned about the growing trend of students addicted to gambling and borrowing money from state education loans to support their gaming habits. University academics are urging officials to tackle the issue, especially student access to online websites through smartphones, calling on cellphone operators to block gambling websites.

Recents surveys have revealed the extent of gambling practices among youth in the Kingdom and are likely to make any attempt to legalize gambling an uphill struggle.


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