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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Thais Arrest Gamblers

BANGKOK () -- Thai police said Thursday they had arrested six Singaporean men, the first foreigners to be netted in a crackdown on illegal gambling on European soccer.

The six, who police said were all tourists, were arrested late on Wednesday in the lobby of a Bangkok hotel.

Virtually all types of gambling are illegal in Thailand.

Thai police recently launched a crackdown on soccer gambling, estimated to be worth millions of dollars every week and connected to syndicates elsewhere in Southeast Asia.