22 Apr 10

There is an interesting history to the Cambodia casinos that lie just over the border from bordering Thailand, where gambling establishment wagering is illegal. Eight bettings houses are positioned in the fairly small area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia gambling establishments is in the perfect place, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two largest wagering centres in Asia. Cambodia gambling dens do a booming business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very couple of Westerners. The incredible income obtained from the casinos ranges from 7 dollars.5 million to over 12 million, and there are couple of limitations or registration requirements for betting house ownership. Ownership is assumed to be largely Thai; nevertheless, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and though visas are allegedly required to cross, you’ll find ways to circumspect this, as is true of most border crossings.

The initial Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in ‘94, but were forced to close in 98, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat gambling den, attributes one hundred and fifty slot machines and sixty table games. The Naga betting house is open round the clock with 42 tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of chemin de fer, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Double-Hand and Tai-Sai.

The initial betting house in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ninety-nine and the Golden Crown soon followed. You’ll find a hundred and fifty slot machines and five table games at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slot machine games and sixty-eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Gambling den and Resort attributes three hundred slot machines and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Betting house, also in Poipet, has 166 slot machines and 96 gaming tables, including eighty seven baccarat banque (the most well-known game), Fan Tan, and Pai-gow. Furthermore, there will be the Betting house Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slot machines and sixty six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling den Stud Poker. One more one of the eight bettings houses in Poipet, also in the hotel, could be the Princess Gambling establishment with 166 slot machines and ninety-seven games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an international resort and hotel complex that features several amenities furthermore to the casino, which has 10,000 sqft of a hundred thirty slot machines and eighty eight table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one betting house, the Gambling den O Samet, with one hundred slots and 50 tables of baccarat chemin de fer. Additionally, the Koh Kong Gambling den, in the province of Trat, is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to ten p.m., with 100 slots and 4 table games. A smaller betting house, Le Macau Casino and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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