AFP 2012-08-17 06:15:52
TO GO WITH AFP STORY Vietnam-society-gambling-crime, FEATURE BY LE THANG LONG
In a picture taken on July 16, 2012, vendors display lottery tickets for sale in Hanoi. Creative minds have also devised a way of using the official lottery as the basis for an illegal game known as lo-de, where punters predict the last two lotto numbers of the standard daily draw. Apart from a state-run lottery and a few foreigner-only casinos, betting is banned in Vietnam, but the law is widely flouted and every football World Cup or European Championship prompts a surge in illegal gambling rings, police say. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam
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