Cambodia Gambling Dens

April 20th, 2010 by Nikhil Leave a reply »
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There’s a fascinating history to the Cambodia bettings houses that lie just over the border from bordering Thailand, where casino wagering is illegal. 8 gambling dens are positioned in a relatively small area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This area of Cambodia bettings houses is in the perfect location, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 largest wagering centers in Asia. Cambodia bettings houses do a thriving business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only quite couple of Westerners. The incredible earnings obtained from the gambling dens ranges from seven dollars.5 million to over twelve and a half million, and there are few limitations or registration prerequisites for gambling establishment ownership. Ownership is assumed to be mostly Thai; nonetheless, investment sources are vague. The borders are officially open from nine a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and even though visas are theoretically necessary to cross, you’ll find ways to circumspect this, as is true of the majority of border crossings.

The first Cambodia gambling dens opened in Phnom Penh in ‘94, but were forced to close in 1998, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary boat gambling establishment, features 150 slot machines and 60 table games. The Naga gambling den is open twenty four hours with forty two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of blackjack, ten of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-gow-poker and Tai-Sai.

The very first gambling establishment in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in 1999 and the Golden Crown soon followed. You’ll find a hundred and fifty slots and five table games at the Golden Crown and 104 slot machines and sixty-eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Betting house and Resort characteristics three hundred slots and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling den, also in Poipet, has 166 slots and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 baccarat chemin de fer (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai-gow. Moreover, there is the Casino Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five slot machines and 66 of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling den Stud Poker. An additional one of the eight casinos in Poipet, also in the hotel, may be the Princess Betting house with 166 slot machine games and 97 games. The Star Vegas Gambling establishment is part of an international resort and hotel complex that attributes a number of amenities moreover to the gambling den, which has 10,000 sqft of 130 slot machines and eighty-eight table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling den, the Betting house O Samet, with a hundred slot machines and 50 tables of baccarat banque. Additionally, the Koh Kong Gambling establishment, in the province of Trat, is open daily from nine a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with one hundred slot machines and 4 table games. A smaller gambling establishment, Le Macau Gambling establishment and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.


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