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Cambodia Betting Halls

April 22nd, 2010 at 14:21

There is certainly an interesting background to the Cambodia gambling dens that lie just across the border from neighboring Thailand, where casino wagering is illegal. 8 gambling dens are positioned inside a fairly small area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia bettings houses is in the prime spot, a three to four drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two largest betting centres in Asia. Cambodia bettings houses do a successful business with Thai workers and guests from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only quite couple of Westerners. The incredible income acquired from the casinos ranges from 7 dollars.5 million to over 12 million, and there are couple of restrictions or registration requirements for betting house ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mostly Thai; even so, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to five p.m., and even though visas are apparently required to cross, you will find methods to circumspect this, as is true of many border crossings.

The initial Cambodia gambling establishments opened in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were compelled to close in 1998, leaving only one betting house in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat gambling establishment, characteristics 150 slot machine games and sixty table games. The Naga betting house is open 24 hours with 42 tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of pontoon, ten of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Pai-gow poker and Tai-Sai.

The very first gambling establishment in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ‘99 and the Golden Crown soon followed. You will find one 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 Gambling establishment and Resort attributes 300 slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty-six slots and 96 gaming tables, including 87 baccarat chemin de fer (the most popular casino game), Fan Tan, and Pai gow. Furthermore, there will be the Casino Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five slot machines and sixty-six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. Another one of the eight gambling establishments in Poipet, also in the hotel, is the Princess Casino with 166 slot machines and 97 games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an international resort and hotel complex that functions numerous amenities also to the betting house, which has 10,000 square feet of 130 slot machines and 88 table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling den, the Betting house O Samet, with one hundred slot machines and fifty tables of baccarat. In addition, the Koh Kong Betting house, in the province of Trat, is open every day from nine a.m. to ten p.m., with 100 slots and 4 table games. A smaller casino, Le Macau Casino and Hotel, opened not too long ago at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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