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Cambodia Gambling Halls

April 15th, 2010 at 11:21

There is certainly an interesting background to the Cambodia gambling dens that lie just across the border from nearby Thailand, where betting house betting is illegal. Eight casinos are positioned in the relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia gambling establishments is inside a perfect location, a three to four drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two largest gambling centres in Asia. Cambodia bettings houses do a thriving business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very couple of Westerners. The phenomenal income acquired from the bettings houses ranges from seven dollars.five 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; even so, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from nine a.m. to five p.m., and even though visas are purportedly required to cross, you will find methods to circumspect this, as is true of the majority of border crossings.

The very first Cambodia gambling dens opened in Phnom Penh in 1994, except were pushed to close in 1998, leaving only one gambling establishment in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat casino, features 150 slot machines and 60 table games. The Naga betting house is open twenty four hours with forty-two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of black-jack, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-gow poker and Tai-Sai.

The first betting house 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 104 slots and sixty-eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Gambling establishment and Resort features three hundred slot machine games and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has 166 slot machine games and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 baccarat banque (the most well-liked game), Fan Tan, and Pai-gow. Additionally, there could be the Gambling den Tropicana, with 135 slot machine games and 66 of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling den Stud Poker. Another one of the eight gambling establishments in Poipet, also inside a hotel, may be the Princess Gambling establishment with 166 slots and ninety-seven games. The Star Vegas Gambling establishment is part of an international resort and hotel complex that features several amenities in addition to the gambling den, which has ten thousand sqft of one hundred thirty slots and 88 table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one gambling den, the Gambling den O Samet, with a hundred slot machine games and 50 tables of baccarat. Moreover, the Koh Kong Casino, in the province of Trat, is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with a hundred slot machine games and four table games. A smaller gambling den, Le Macau Betting house and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

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