Thong Nhat Hospital yesterday announced to succeed in treating two men who committed suicide by taking rat poison and pesticide after they lost a big sum on world cup bet. The first man, 33, is a delivery tricycle driver in Hoc Mon District. The gambler admitted to loss VND300 million ($13,077) in bets on several World Cup games. Because it was a big sum, he couldn’t pay back leading to a decision of suicide to release the family’s burden. However, after drinking three rat poison packs, he thought again and phoned his relatives to take him to the infirmary. Another man in Tan Binh District was taken to the hospital’s emergency treatment department on the day when he was unconscious because of taking pesticide. His relative revealed that he lost money on world cup betting. The first man underwent colon cleanse while the second underwent stomach cleanse, said Dr. Hoang Ngoc Anh, deputy head of the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. Two will be discharged in a few … [Read more...] about Two Vietnamese men commit suicide after losing World Cup bet
Betting on rugby world cup
VietNamNet Bridge - When the FIFA World Cup 2014 opened, illegal betting has mushroomed. Coffee shops and foreign betting websites are the "business centers" for gamblers. Vietnamese police have sent warnings to big betting websites in Asia and the world that they would detect and punish online betting of Vietnamese citizens. However, Vietnamese gamblers are not afraid of such threats. They publically placed bets even before the opening of the World Cup 2014. To learn about online betting services in Vietnam, the writer registered for membership on many betting websites in Vietnamese language as B., W., 12B ... … [Read more...] about Illegal betting booms with World Cup
V-League marches on post-World Cup (19-07-2006) Three men and a ball: Da Nang's Rogerio (left) and Le Hong Minh (right) at their last V-League match in Binh Duong a month ago before the World Cup break. The league leaders are in action again today against Misustar Hai Phong on home ground at Chi Lang Stadium. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu HA NOI — The V-League Da Nang team will have to defend their top ranking when teams resume the 20th round of matches today. Though Da Nang led with 29 points after round 19, trio Pisico Binh Dinh, defending champion Gach Dong Tam Long An (GDT-LA) and Mikado Nam Dinh trailed by only one point. Coaches of the V-League teams said they faced difficulties in keeping their players fit and ready for the championship during the league's 45-day break during the World Cup. The break began after the conclusion of the 19th round on June 6th. Even with the advantage of playing at their own Chi Lang Stadium, Da Nang will have to perform well to … [Read more...] about V-League marches on post-World Cup
With the World Cup to kick off in Germany tomorrow, millions of Vietnamese fans, just as those in other countries, will combine their two passions - football and betting. After a high profile betting scandal that cost a deputy minister and minister their jobs, it goes without saying that football betting is illegal in Vietnam, forcing many gamblers to meet with illegal bookmakers. Legal profits … [Read more...] about How much will Vietnamese gamblers bet on the World Cup?
New Zealand's All Blacks pulled off a historic 8-7 victory against France Sunday, taking the Rugby World Cup in front of a home crowd and winning the title of world champions for the first time in 24 years. For the home team it was undoubtedly the biggest game of their lives -- a chance to hold aloft the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time since they last held it after the very first Rugby World Cup final against France in 1987. The French had derailed New Zealand's championship dreams twice before in 1999 and 2007 -- and they came within one point of thwarting the All Blacks' ambitions again on Sunday. Nerves were showing on the pitch in the first half at Auckland's Eden Park and the All Blacks' Piri Weepu missed opportunities for eight points, sending two penalties and a conversion wide of the posts. The French put on a determined face from the start, lining up in a V-formation and marching forward as the All Blacks performed their traditional pre-match haka. But Les … [Read more...] about New Zealand wins rugby World Cup on home ground