Cambodia Betting Halls

Thursday, 22. April 2010

[ English ]

There’s a fascinating background to the Cambodia casinos that lie just across the national boundaries from nearby Thailand, where betting house wagering is illegal. Eight gambling dens are positioned in the fairly tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This area of Cambodia bettings houses is in a prime place, a three to four drive from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 biggest wagering centres in Asia. Cambodia bettings houses do a flourishing business with Thai workers and guests from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only really few Westerners. The phenomenal income obtained from the gambling dens ranges from 7 dollars.five million to over twelve million, and there are couple of limitations or registration prerequisites for gambling establishment ownership. Ownership is presumed to be largely Thai; on the other hand, investment sources are vague. The borders are officially open from nine a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and despite the fact that visas are apparently necessary to cross, there are methods around this, as is true of many border crossings.

The first Cambodia bettings houses opened in Phnom Penh in ‘94, except were forced to close in 1998, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat casino, functions 150 slots and 60 table games. The Naga betting house is open 24 hours with forty two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of chemin de fer, ten of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai gow and Tai-Sai.

The initial casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ninety-nine and the Golden Crown soon followed. There are 150 slot machine games and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slot machines and sixty-eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Betting house and Resort characteristics 300 slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling establishment, also in Poipet, has 166 slot machines and ninety-six gaming tables, including eighty seven baccarat chemin de fer (the most well-liked casino game), Fan Tan, and Pai gow. Additionally, there could be the Gambling establishment Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five slot machines 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, may be the Princess Casino with 166 slots and 97 games. The Star Vegas Gambling den is part of an international resort and hotel complex that functions several amenities moreover to the casino, which has 10,000 square feet of 130 slots and 88 table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling establishment, the Gambling establishment O Samet, with 100 slots and fifty tables of baccarat banque. Also, the Koh Kong Gambling den, in the province of Trat, is open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with one hundred slot machines and 4 table games. A smaller casino, Le Macau Gambling den and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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