13 Apr 10

There is certainly an interesting background to the Cambodia gambling dens that lie just over the national boundaries from nearby Thailand, where gambling den betting is illegal. Eight gambling establishments are situated inside a relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This area of Cambodia gambling establishments is in a prime location, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two largest betting centers in Asia. Cambodia bettings houses do a booming business with Thai workers and guests from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only extremely few Westerners. The extraordinary earnings acquired from the gambling dens ranges from $7.five million to over twelve million, and there are couple of constraints or registration requirements for gambling den ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mostly 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 supposedly required to cross, you will find methods around this, as is true of most border crossings.

The 1st Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were compelled to close in 98, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat casino, attributes a hundred and fifty slot machines and sixty table games. The Naga gambling den is open twenty four hours with forty two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of chemin de fer, ten of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Paigow poker and Tai-Sai.

The 1st casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ‘99 and the Golden Crown soon followed. You will find a hundred and fifty slot machine games and five table games at the Golden Crown and 104 slot machines and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Casino and Resort characteristics three hundred slot machine games and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling den, also in Poipet, has 166 slot machine games and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 baccarat chemin de fer (the most popular casino game), Fan Tan, and Pai-gow. Moreover, there is the Gambling den Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slots and sixty six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Betting house Stud Poker. An additional one of the eight gambling establishments in Poipet, also inside a hotel, will be the Princess Gambling establishment with one hundred and sixty-six slots and 97 games. The Star Vegas Betting house is part of an international resort and hotel complex that features several amenities furthermore to the betting house, which has 10,000 sqft of 130 slot machines and eighty eight table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one betting house, the Betting house O Samet, with a hundred slot machine games and fifty tables of baccarat chemin de fer. Also, the Koh Kong Gambling establishment, in the province of Trat, is open everyday from nine a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with a hundred slots and 4 table games. A smaller betting house, Le Macau Casino and Hotel, opened not too long ago at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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