• Cambodia Casinos

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    There is an interesting background to the Cambodia gambling dens that lie just across the national boundaries from bordering Thailand, where gambling establishment betting is illegal. Eight gambling dens are situated in a relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia casinos is in a perfect place, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest betting centres in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a booming business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only quite couple of Westerners. The phenomenal earnings acquired from the casinos ranges from 7 dollars.5 million to over 12 million, and there are few restrictions or registration requirements for betting house ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mostly Thai; even so, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from nine a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and even though visas are apparently necessary to cross, you can find ways to circumspect this, as is true of most border crossings.

    The very first Cambodia gambling establishments opened in Phnom Penh in ninety-four, except were pushed to close in 98, leaving only one betting house in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary boat gambling den, features a hundred and fifty slots and sixty table games. The Naga casino is open 24 hours with forty two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of black jack, ten of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

    The very first casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ‘99 and the Golden Crown soon followed. There are one hundred and fifty slot machine games 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 functions three hundred slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling establishment, also in Poipet, has 166 slot machines and 96 gaming tables, including 87 punto banco (the most well-liked casino game), Fan Tan, and Pai gow. In addition, there could be the Gambling establishment Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slots and sixty-six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling den Stud Poker. One more one of the eight gambling dens in Poipet, also inside a hotel, could be the Princess Gambling den 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 several amenities additionally to the gambling establishment, which has ten thousand square feet of 130 slots and eighty-eight table games.

    Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one casino, the Casino O Samet, with 100 slot machine games and fifty tables of baccarat banque. Furthermore, the Koh Kong Betting house, in the province of Trat, is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to ten p.m., with one hundred slots and 4 table games. A smaller casino, Le Macau Casino and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

     April 21st, 2010  Dayton   No comments

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