Cambodia Gambling Dens

Saturday, 24. April 2010

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There is certainly an appealing background to the Cambodia casinos that lie just across the national boundaries from neighboring Thailand, where gambling establishment wagering is illegal. Eight bettings houses are situated in a relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia bettings houses is inside a prime place, a three to four drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest wagering centres in Asia. Cambodia gambling dens do a flourishing business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only quite few Westerners. The phenomenal earnings acquired from the gambling dens ranges from $7.5 million to over twelve point five million, and there are few constraints or registration prerequisites for betting house ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mostly Thai; even so, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to five p.m., and although visas are supposedly necessary to cross, you will find techniques around this, as is true of most border crossings.

The very first Cambodia gambling dens opened in Phnom Penh in 1994, except were pressured to close in 98, leaving only one gambling establishment in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat gambling establishment, features one hundred and fifty slot machines and sixty table games. The Naga casino is open 24 hours with 42 tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of pontoon, ten of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-gow-poker and Tai-Sai.

The initial casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ‘99 and the Golden Crown soon followed. You will discover 150 slot machines and five table games at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slot machine games and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Gambling den and Resort characteristics three hundred slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling den, also in Poipet, has 166 slot machine games and ninety-six gaming tables, including eighty seven punto banco (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai gow. Additionally, there may be the Betting house Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slot machine games and sixty six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. An additional one of the eight bettings houses in Poipet, also inside a hotel, will be the Princess Betting house with one hundred and sixty-six slot machines and ninety seven games. The Star Vegas Betting house is part of an international resort and hotel complex that characteristics numerous amenities moreover to the betting house, which has 10,000 sqft of a hundred thirty slot machine games and 88 table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one casino, the Casino O Samet, with a hundred slot machines and fifty tables of punto banco. Additionally, the Koh Kong Gambling den, in the province of Trat, is open everyday from nine a.m. to ten p.m., with one hundred slot machine games and four table games. A smaller gambling den, Le Macau Casino and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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