Cambodia Betting Halls
April 16th, 2010 by Isai
[ English ]

There is certainly a fascinating background to the Cambodia bettings houses that lie just across the border from bordering Thailand, where gambling den betting is illegal. Eight casinos are positioned in a relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This area of Cambodia gambling establishments is in the perfect spot, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest 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 really few Westerners. The extraordinary earnings gained from the gambling establishments ranges from 7 dollars.5 million to over 12 million, and there are few constraints or registration requirements for gambling den ownership. Ownership is assumed to be largely Thai; nonetheless, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and although visas are theoretically required to cross, you will find techniques around this, as is true of the majority of border crossings.

The 1st Cambodia gambling dens opened in Phnom Penh in ‘94, but were pushed to close in ninety-eight, leaving only one gambling establishment in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary boat casino, characteristics one hundred and fifty slots and sixty table games. The Naga gambling den is open 24 hours with 42 tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of twenty-one, 10 of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Pai gow and Tai-Sai.

The very first betting house in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ninety-nine and the Golden Crown soon followed. You can find 150 slot machines and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and 104 slots and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Gambling establishment and Resort functions 300 slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty-six slot machines and ninety-six gaming tables, including eighty seven baccarat (the most well-liked casino game), Fan Tan, and Double-hand. Moreover, there will be the Gambling establishment Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slot machine games and sixty six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling establishment Stud Poker. An additional one of the eight bettings houses in Poipet, also inside a hotel, will be the Princess Gambling establishment with 166 slots and 97 games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an international resort and hotel complex that attributes numerous amenities furthermore to the gambling den, which has 10,000 square feet of 130 slots and 88 table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling den, the Gambling den O Samet, with a hundred slot machines and fifty tables of baccarat. In addition, the Koh Kong Gambling establishment, in the province of Trat, is open every day from nine a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with one hundred slots and four table games. A smaller casino, Le Macau Gambling establishment and Hotel, opened not too long ago at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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