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Cambodia Betting Houses

April 15th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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There’s an appealing history to the Cambodia casinos that lie just across the national boundaries from nearby Thailand, where gambling establishment betting is illegal. 8 casinos are situated in the fairly small area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia gambling establishments is inside a perfect location, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest gambling centers in Asia. Cambodia gambling establishments do a successful business with Thai workers and guests from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only really few Westerners. The phenomenal earnings obtained from the bettings houses ranges from 7 dollars.5 million to over twelve and a half million, and there are few restrictions or registration requirements for casino ownership. Ownership is assumed to be mostly Thai; even so, investment sources are vague. The borders are officially open from nine a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and even though visas are allegedly required to cross, there are techniques around this, as is true of many border crossings.

The initial Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in ninety-four, but were pressured to close in 98, leaving only one betting house in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat betting house, characteristics a hundred and fifty slot machines and 60 table games. The Naga gambling den is open 24 hours with forty-two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of pontoon, 10 of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Pai-gow-poker and Tai-Sai.

The first casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in 1999 and the Golden Crown soon followed. There are one hundred and fifty slot machines and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and a hundred and four slot machines and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Betting house and Resort attributes three hundred slot machine games and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty-six slot machine games and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 baccarat (the most well-liked game), Fan Tan, and Pai gow. Moreover, there could be the Casino Tropicana, with 135 slot machines and sixty-six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling den Stud Poker. Another one of the eight bettings houses in Poipet, also in a hotel, is the Princess Gambling establishment with 166 slot machine games and ninety seven games. The Star Vegas Gambling establishment is part of an international resort and hotel complex that functions numerous amenities also to the gambling den, which has ten thousand sqft of 130 slots and eighty eight table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one casino, the Betting house O Samet, with 100 slot machine games and 50 tables of baccarat chemin de fer. In addition, the Koh Kong Casino, in the province of Trat, is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to ten p.m., with 100 slot machines and 4 table games. A smaller gambling den, Le Macau Gambling den and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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