Gambling debts the motive for the armed robbery on Monday in Chiang Rai, main suspect charged – ThaiExaminer.com

34-year-old Sittichok Muangma was arrested on Tuesday for the armed robbery heist on Monday morning outside the Bangkok Bank branch in Chiang Saen when he snatched 1.05 million from an agricultural co-op employee. Mr Sittichok told police he committed the crime to pay gambling debts. Police on Tuesday confirmed that they had arrested the main…

Ex gambling addict who lost more than £700,000 says lockdown has created the ‘perfect storm’ for relapse – Wales Online

A recovering gambling addict says lockdown has created the perfect storm for relapses. Matt Blanks became so hooked on gambling he lost more than 700,000, spent 16 years working in betting shops and pushed away everybody that ever cared about him. But the 35-year-old eventually kicked the habit and became an advocate and project manager…