Cambodia Gambling Halls

Monday, 19. April 2010

There is certainly an interesting background to the Cambodia casinos that lie just across the national boundaries from neighboring Thailand, where casino gambling is illegal. Eight bettings houses are positioned in a relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia bettings houses is in a perfect spot, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest wagering centres in Asia. Cambodia gambling establishments do a flourishing business with Thai workers and guests from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only quite few Westerners. The incredible income obtained from the gambling establishments ranges from $7.5 million to over 12.5 million, and there are couple of limitations or registration requirements for gambling establishment ownership. Ownership is presumed to be largely Thai; however, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from nine a.m. to five p.m., and although visas are theoretically needed to cross, you will discover ways around this, as is true of most border crossings.

The first Cambodia gambling establishments opened in Phnom Penh in ninety-four, but were pushed to close in 98, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat betting house, characteristics one hundred and fifty slot machine games and 60 table games. The Naga casino is open twenty four hours with forty-two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of pontoon, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Pai-gow poker and Tai-Sai.

The very first betting house in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ‘99 and the Golden Crown soon followed. You can find a hundred and fifty slots and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and 104 slot machine games and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Casino and Resort functions three hundred slots and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has 166 slots and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 baccarat (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Double-hand. Additionally, there may be the Gambling establishment Tropicana, with 135 slot machines and sixty-six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Betting house Stud Poker. An additional one of the eight gambling establishments in Poipet, also in the hotel, will be the Princess Gambling establishment with one hundred and sixty-six slots and ninety-seven games. The Star Vegas Gambling den is part of an international resort and hotel complex that characteristics a number of amenities also to the casino, which has 10,000 sqft of one hundred thirty slot machine games and 88 table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one betting house, the Casino O Samet, with one hundred slot machines and fifty tables of baccarat chemin de fer. Also, the Koh Kong Gambling establishment, in the province of Trat, is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to ten p.m., with a hundred slot machine games and 4 table games. A smaller gambling den, Le Macau Betting house and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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