Early this month, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation hosted a meeting in order to discuss the gambling situation in Thailand in 2019. Also present at this meeting were the Centre for Gambling Studies, Stop Gambling Foundation and other related associations. The meeting was set up following a report by the Research Centre for Social and Business Development which revealed that more than half (57 percent) of the Thai population, or approximately 30.42 million people, gambled.
It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping. Only one in 10 will finish. This is the MacArthur competition – the Philippines' longest homing pigeon race.
Bentleys and BMW convertibles roll up to the "Venetian Casino" in Mongla on the Myanmar-China border, a melting pot of sex, drugs and gambling on a frontier that has also become a "supermarket" for illegally traded wildlife.This area of Myanmar is largely self-governed – lying within the country's borders but playing by its own rules, nestled in the eastern range of mountains and cut off from the rest of the country.Instead, the region looks to China. The yua
When talking about gambling in Asia, the first place that usually springs to mind is Macau – also dubbed the Monte Carlo of the Orient – and it is with good reason. Often regarded as the gambling capital of the world, taxes from its casinos make up over 80 percent of the government’s revenue.
When talking about gambling in Asia, the first place that usually springs to mind is Macau – also dubbed the Monte Carlo of the Orient – and it is with good reason. Often regarded as the gambling capital of the world, gambling tourism is Macau’s biggest source of revenue, accounting for 50 percent of its economy.