Dr Kittisak Klabdee, an adviser to the Public Health Minister, voiced concerns that the World Cup would bring with it potentially harmful products that would attract children and youth to gambling.
He referred to a report from the Department of Mental Health that showed their 1323 Hotline has been flooded during big sport matches with calls from parents about youths who were trapped in gambling debt.
New technologies make gambling products and opportunities more accessible in our environments. Ive been informed that there are about 213,000 Internet gambling websites and many of them are accessible in Thailand, said Kittisak, who presided over the MoU signing ceremony.
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