Cambodia Casinos

by Sierra on May 7th, 2010

There’s an interesting background to the Cambodia bettings houses that lie just across the national boundaries from neighboring Thailand, where gambling establishment wagering is illegal. Eight casinos are situated inside a relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia bettings houses is in the perfect location, a three to four drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest wagering centres in Asia. Cambodia gambling dens do a thriving business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only extremely couple of Westerners. The phenomenal income gained from the gambling dens ranges from 7 dollars.5 million to over 12 million, and there are few constraints or registration prerequisites for gambling establishment ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mostly Thai; nonetheless, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and although visas are purportedly needed to cross, there are methods around this, as is true of many border crossings.

The very first Cambodia bettings houses opened in Phnom Penh in ninety-four, except were pushed to close in 98, leaving only one betting house in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary boat casino, functions one hundred and fifty slot machine games and 60 table games. The Naga gambling den is open 24 hours with forty-two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of black jack, ten of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-gow-poker and Tai-Sai.

The initial betting house in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ninety-nine and the Golden Crown soon followed. You’ll find one hundred and fifty slot machines and five table games at the Golden Crown and a hundred and four slot machine games and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Casino and Resort features three hundred slot machine games and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling den, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty-six slot machines and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 punto banco (the most well-known game), Fan Tan, and Double-hand. In addition, there is the Betting house Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five slot machine games and sixty six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. One more one of the eight gambling establishments in Poipet, also in the hotel, will be the Princess Casino with 166 slot machine games and ninety-seven games. The Star Vegas Gambling establishment is part of an international resort and hotel complex that attributes a number of amenities furthermore to the casino, which has 10,000 sqft of a hundred thirty slots and eighty eight table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling establishment, the Gambling den O Samet, with a hundred slots and fifty tables of punto banco. Furthermore, the Koh Kong Betting house, in the province of Trat, is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with 100 slot machine games and four table games. A smaller gambling den, Le Macau Betting house and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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