One finger more or less –


Indebted gambler loses finger to Cambodian casino

18-year-old Nguyen Huu Tinh, from Tan Hung District, Long An Province, reported to police yesterday that a casino in Cambodia had captured him and then cut off one of his fingers after he lost US$3,000 there and his relative in Vietnam failed to repay as quickly as required by the casino. Baomoi, 12-30-11

 

Another story from Cambodia that I could not resist; so you think it was terrible to kidnap a 13-year old girl and hold her for a month until her father paid in debt?  Well, how about cutting off a gambler’s finger and sending it to his family as incentive to raise the money to a pay the nine-fingered gambler’s debt?  I call your one finger bet and raise you another finger and a thumb.  It makes one wonder why anyone from Vietnam would go to Cambodia to gamble.  Hell of a way to end 2011, losing $3000 dollars and a finger in the process and the boy is only 18 – we can only hope the rest of his life is better than 2011 was.

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