• Cambodia Gambling Dens

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    There is certainly a fascinating background to the Cambodia gambling dens that lie just across the border from bordering Thailand, where betting house wagering is illegal. 8 casinos are located inside a relatively small area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia gambling dens is in the perfect area, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 largest wagering centres in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a successful business with Thai workers and guests from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only really few Westerners. The phenomenal income acquired from the casinos ranges from seven dollars.five million to over twelve million, and there are couple of restrictions or registration prerequisites for betting house ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mostly Thai; nonetheless, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from nine a.m. to five p.m., and despite the fact that visas are purportedly necessary to cross, there are techniques around this, as is true of the majority of border crossings.

    The very first Cambodia bettings houses opened in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were compelled to close in ninety-eight, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary boat gambling den, features a hundred and fifty slots 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 and Tai-Sai.

    The first 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 one hundred and four slot machines and sixty-eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Betting house and Resort features three hundred slot machines and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling den, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty-six slot machines and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 punto banco (the most well-known casino game), Fan Tan, and Pai gow. Moreover, there is the Gambling establishment Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slot machine games and sixty-six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. Another one of the eight casinos in Poipet, also inside a hotel, may be the Princess Betting house with one hundred and sixty-six slot machine games and ninety seven games. The Star Vegas Betting house is part of an international resort and hotel complex that attributes a number of amenities also to the betting house, which has ten thousand sqft of 130 slot machine games and eighty eight table games.

    Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling den, the Casino O Samet, with a hundred slot machines and 50 tables of baccarat banque. Moreover, the Koh Kong Gambling den, in the province of Trat, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to ten p.m., with one hundred slots and 4 table games. A smaller casino, Le Macau Gambling den and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

     April 15th, 2010  Abigail   No comments

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