Is the lottery rigged?

Is the lottery rigged? - The Nation, November 20, 2004
...The government's "on-the-ground" lotto scheme has been controversial from the very beginning. Conservatives, including the prime minister's former mentor Chamlong Srimuang, have raised sharp moral questions, but the government has managed to scrape through by using funds generated by the project to, for example, support education. With Thai people firmly addicted to underground lotteries, which sucked hundreds of billions of baht into the illegal economy annually, the government's initiative initially did not sound that bad. But legalised gambling is one thing, and state-sanctioned rigging is quite another...

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