Cambodia Gambling Halls

by Sierra on April 25th, 2016

There is a captivating history to the Cambodia casinos that reside just over the border from nearby Thailand, where casino gaming is prohibited. Eight gambling halls are situated in a generally tiny location in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This collection of Cambodia gambling halls is in a perfect location, a 3 to four hour trip from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 most popular gaming locations in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a thriving business with Thai laborers and travelers from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very couple of Westerners. The amazing income gained from the casinos ranges from 7.5 million dollars to over 12.5 million dollars, and there are a few limitations constraints for gambling den ownership. Ownership is presumed to be largely Thai; still, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and though visas are allegedly needed to cross, there are ways around this, as is true of many border crossings.

The initial Cambodia gambling dens premiered in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were required to close in the late nineties, leaving just 1 casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a docked barge casino, highlights 150 slots and sixty tables. The Naga casino is open 24 hours with forty two tables of mini-baccarat chemin de fer, four tables of twenty-one, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The original gambling hall in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in the late nineties and the Golden Crown quickly followed. A total of 150 slots and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slot machine games and sixty eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The latest Holiday Palace Casino and Resort highlights 300 slot machines and 70 tables and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty six slot machine games and ninety six table games, including 87 baccarat chemin de fer (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai Gow. Additionally, there is the Casino Tropicana, with 135 slot machines and sixty six of the common gaming tables, as well as a single table of Casino Stud Poker. One more of the eight gambling dens in Poipet, again a part of a motel, is the Princess Casino with 166 slots and ninety seven casino games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an all-around resort and hotel compound that highlights numerous conveniences aside from the gambling den, which contains 10,000 sq.ft. of one hundred and thirty slot machine games and 88 gaming tables.

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