Cambodia Casinos

Monday, 19. April 2010

[ English ]

There is certainly an interesting history to the Cambodia gambling establishments that lie just over the national boundaries from bordering Thailand, where gambling den wagering is illegal. Eight gambling establishments are positioned in the relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This area of Cambodia gambling dens is in the perfect spot, a three to four drive from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 largest wagering centres in Asia. Cambodia bettings houses do a successful business with Thai workers and guests from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only extremely few Westerners. The extraordinary earnings obtained from the casinos ranges from seven dollars.five million to over 12.5 million, and there are couple of restrictions or registration requirements for betting house ownership. Ownership is presumed to be largely Thai; nonetheless, investment sources are vague. The borders are officially open from nine a.m. to five p.m., and despite the fact that visas are theoretically necessary to cross, you will find techniques around this, as is true of the majority of border crossings.

The initial Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in ‘94, except were pressured to close in 1998, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat casino, functions a hundred and fifty slot machines and sixty table games. The Naga gambling establishment is open twenty four hours with forty-two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of pontoon, ten of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Paigow poker and Tai-Sai.

The initial gambling establishment in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ninety-nine and the Golden Crown soon followed. There are one hundred and fifty slot machine games and five table games at the Golden Crown and a hundred and four slot machines and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Casino and Resort features 300 slot machine games and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling establishment, also in Poipet, has 166 slot machine games and 96 gaming tables, including 87 punto banco (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai-gow. Also, there could be the Gambling establishment Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five slots and sixty-six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. An additional one of the eight gambling dens in Poipet, also in a hotel, could be the Princess Gambling den with one hundred and sixty-six slots and 97 games. The Star Vegas Gambling establishment is part of an international resort and hotel complex that attributes a number of amenities additionally to the betting house, which has ten thousand sqft of 130 slot machines and eighty-eight table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling establishment, the Betting house O Samet, with a hundred slot machines and 50 tables of punto banco. Also, the Koh Kong Gambling establishment, in the province of Trat, is open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with one hundred slot machines and four table games. A smaller gambling den, Le Macau Gambling establishment and Hotel, opened not too long ago at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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