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Most teens not betting on World Cup

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The great majority of Thai teenagers have no intention to bet on the World Cup, but 12% of them do plan to place wagers, and more are thinking about it, according to a survey by the Centre for Gambling Studies of Chulalongkorn University. 

Centre director Nualnoi Treerat said the survey indicated that of those who intend to bet on the football tournament  21% would bet directly with bookies, 16% via a website and 12% through a middleman.

The centre surveyed 3,050 students from high schools and vocational schools during May 30 to June 8 in eight provinces  -- Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Songkhla and Chon Buri.  

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