26 Jul 17

There is an interesting story to the Cambodia gambling halls that lie just over the border from neighboring Thailand, where gambling den wagering is banned. Eight casinos are based in a generally small area in the metropolis of Poipet in Cambodia. This collection of Cambodia gambling halls is in a prime location, a 3 to four hour travel from Bangkok and Macao, the two most popular gaming locations in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a thriving business with Thai laborers and travelers from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very couple of Westerners. The astonishing capital acquired from the gambling dens ranges from 7.5 million dollars to more than twelve and a half million dollars, and there are a number of restrictions requirements for casino ownership. Ownership is required to be largely Thai; however, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and even though visas are for all intents and purposes necessary to pass, there are methods and means around this, as is accurate of most borders.

The 1st Cambodia gambling dens premiered in Phnom Penh in the mid nineties, but were forced to close in the late nineties, leaving just a single gambling hall in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a moored barge casino, contains 150 slot machine games and sixty table games. The Naga casino never closes with forty two tables of mini-baccarat banque, 4 tables of 21, ten of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The initial gambling hall in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in the late nineties and the Golden Crown quickly followed. A total of 150 slot machine games and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slots and sixty eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The latest Holiday Palace Casino and Resort contains 300 slot machines and seventy gaming tables and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has 166 slots and 96 table games, including 87 baccarat (the most dominant game), Fan Tan, and Pai Gow. Additionally, there is the Casino Tropicana, with 135 one armed bandits and sixty six of the common table games, as well as a single table of Casino Stud Poker. One more of the 8 gambling halls in Poipet, also a part of a hotel, is the Princess Casino with 166 slot machines and ninety seven table games. The Star Vegas Casino is is located in a multinational vacation and hotel compound that features many conveniences aside from the gambling hall, which houses 10,000 sq.ft. of 130 one armed bandits and 88 tables.


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