Thailand Prime Minister References Moving Out of Gambling Dark Ages
Gambling is coming. It is coming on a worldwide basis, and there is not much politicians who are stuck in the dark ages can do to stop the movement.
It seems as though every day, another country is legalizing some form of gambling. It is no longer just a practice for underground crime. It now is a way for governments to fund big gaps in their yearly budgets.
The Prime Minister of Thailand referenced to his weekly television and radio audience, that their time, indeed, is coming for the legalization of gambling in the country.
"This practice has been adopted world-wide, and will be used soon in Thailand. So I can answer to all students that you just have to wait, but not for long," said Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.
The quote was in response to a viewer's question regarding scholarships. Sundaravej went on to say that a new system of "lotto" type gambling is on the horizon. He also is considering legalizing casino gambling.
"When gambling is legalized, there will be no longer the need for police to act on gambling dens," he said. There is no timetable for the legalization of gambling. Sundaravej did mention that Thailand would be following the models of Malaysia, Shanghai, Macau, and Singapore.
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