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    Betting the farm

    Spectrum, Angus Mitchell, Published on 20/10/2013

    » Whether it's an agreement that the loser buys the next round before the billiard balls are broken, a Super Bowl or FA Cup office pool, or practising your poker face during a game of Texas hold'em with the guys, gambling is well integrated into the fabric of societies around the world. While betting a little money during any of these pastimes can add a bit of excitement to a sporting or recreational event, they are all illegal in Thailand. Loser buys the drinks? In Thailand, even the winner can go to jail.

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    GAMBLING IN THE KINGDOM _ Part two

    Spectrum, Angus Mitchell, Published on 27/10/2013

    » Last week we introduced the Gambling Act BE 2478 (1935), which prohibits all forms of betting and games of skill or chance where a wager, either in the form of money or goods, is placed on the outcome. Providing an overview of the only two legal forms of gambling in the Kingdom, the national lottery and domestic horse racing, we explained how each operates and how the public can engage in legalised gambling through these outlets.

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    Aliens have Landed: Part 1

    Spectrum, Angus Mitchell, Published on 22/12/2013

    » Thailand is one of the most desirable countries in the world in which to live, in part because the cost of living is relatively low. Yet unless they are with an employed partner or are drawing upon savings, pensions, lottery winnings or the largesse of indulgent parents, any foreigner who wants to stay in Thailand needs to work to sustain their lifestyle.

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