• Cambodia Gambling Dens

    There is an interesting background to the Cambodia bettings houses that lie just across the border from neighboring Thailand, where betting house gambling is illegal. 8 bettings houses are situated in the relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This area of Cambodia casinos is in the perfect place, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest wagering centres in Asia. Cambodia gambling dens do a thriving business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only quite few Westerners. The incredible earnings gained from the casinos ranges from $7.5 million to over 12.5 million, and there are couple of constraints or registration requirements for gambling establishment ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mostly Thai; however, investment sources are vague. The borders are officially open from 9:00 a.m. to five p.m., and even though visas are theoretically required to cross, you’ll find techniques around this, as is true of most border crossings.

    The first Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in ‘94, but were compelled to close in 1998, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary boat casino, characteristics one hundred and fifty slot machines and sixty table games. The Naga gambling establishment is open round the clock with forty-two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of black-jack, 10 of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Double-Hand and Tai-Sai.

    The first gambling establishment in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in 1999 and the Golden Crown soon followed. You can find 150 slot machines and five table games at the Golden Crown and 104 slots and sixty-eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Betting house and Resort attributes three hundred 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-known casino game), Fan Tan, and Pai gow. Furthermore, there is the Gambling den Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five slot machines and 66 of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling establishment Stud Poker. An additional one of the eight casinos in Poipet, also inside a hotel, may be the Princess Casino with 166 slots and ninety seven games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an international resort and hotel complex that characteristics a number of amenities additionally to the casino, which has 10,000 square feet of one hundred thirty slot machines and eighty eight table games.

    Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling den, the Casino O Samet, with one hundred slot machine games and fifty tables of punto banco. Additionally, the Koh Kong Gambling den, in the province of Trat, is open every day from nine a.m. to ten p.m., with one hundred slot machines and four table games. A smaller gambling establishment, Le Macau Betting house and Hotel, opened not too long ago at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

     April 15th, 2010  Eli   No comments

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