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Gambling addiction on the rise

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Civil servants have been advised to avoid the evils of gambling, with a warning their employment could be terminated, as a study points to a rising addiction to gambling among their ranks, particularly teachers. 

Pongtorn Chantharatsami, manager of the Information Centre for Gambling Control Policy, under the Sodsri-Saridwongsa Foundation, said a study over the past five years had shown significant numbers of gamblers, particularly civil servants, live in border provinces.

The study concluded that many government employees, especially teachers, in Buri Ram, Si Sa Ket, Sa Kaeo, Surin, Prachin Buri and Nakhon Ratchasima frequently travel to casinos in Cambodia through the checkpoint in Aranyaprathet district, Sa Kaeo.

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