hey i was right! my prediction came true! in my post dated 29 may, i mentioned:
another thing is when LGE banned sports gambling, the fear is that some umno (or BN) people might come out to say why not also ban other form of gambling e.g. the 4-digits numbers betting from magnum, magnum, toto.
azhar umnoputera, the penang oppostion leader now accused penang's CM, lim guan eng (LGE), of being a hypocrite for baning sports betting but then did not ban magnum, sports toto, pan malaysian (big sweep).
it's stupid to bring in these existing gaming companies to compare with sports betting which hasn't started at all? we are talking about sports betting which is not present in penang, which has not started yet in penang – thus when the proposal of granting ascot the license for sports betting, the penang govt. say no. there's nothing hypocritical about that. further, LGE had said it's peoples' rights to indulge in gaming activities, so since the 3 already existed, so leave them be BUT they will not ADD another one – thus the ban of ascot.