Cambodia Betting Halls

by Turner on April 19th, 2010

There’s a fascinating background to the Cambodia gambling dens that lie just over the national boundaries from nearby Thailand, where gambling den gambling is illegal. 8 bettings houses are situated inside a fairly small area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia gambling dens is in a perfect location, a three to four drive from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 largest gambling centres in Asia. Cambodia gambling establishments do a booming business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only extremely couple of Westerners. The incredible income acquired from the gambling dens ranges from 7 dollars.five million to over 12 million, and there are couple of constraints or registration prerequisites for gambling establishment ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mostly Thai; nonetheless, investment sources are vague. The borders are officially open from 9:00 a.m. to five p.m., and even though visas are allegedly needed to cross, there are methods around this, as is true of most border crossings.

The 1st Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were forced to close in 98, leaving only one betting house in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat gambling establishment, functions one hundred and fifty slot machines and 60 table games. The Naga betting house is open round the clock with forty two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of chemin de fer, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The first betting house in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ninety-nine and the Golden Crown soon followed. There are 150 slot machines and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and a hundred and four slots and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Betting house and Resort features three hundred slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Betting house, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty-six slot machine games and ninety-six gaming tables, including eighty seven baccarat (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai gow. Moreover, there is 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 Gambling establishment Stud Poker. One more one of the eight casinos in Poipet, also inside a hotel, is the Princess Betting house with one hundred and sixty-six slots and ninety-seven games. The Star Vegas Betting house is part of an international resort and hotel complex that features many amenities moreover to the gambling establishment, which has ten thousand square feet of 130 slot machines and eighty-eight table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one betting house, the Gambling establishment O Samet, with 100 slot machines and 50 tables of baccarat. Moreover, the Koh Kong Gambling den, in the province of Trat, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with a hundred slot machine games and 4 table games. A smaller gambling den, Le Macau Gambling establishment and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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