• Cambodia Gambling Dens

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    There’s an interesting history to the Cambodia gambling establishments that lie just across the border from neighboring Thailand, where betting house gambling is illegal. 8 gambling establishments are situated in a relatively tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia gambling establishments is in the perfect area, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 largest wagering centers in Asia. Cambodia bettings houses do a flourishing business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only incredibly couple of Westerners. The extraordinary earnings obtained from the gambling dens ranges from 7 dollars.five million to over 12 million, and there are few constraints or registration prerequisites for betting house ownership. Ownership is assumed to be mostly Thai; nevertheless, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from nine a.m. to five p.m., and though visas are allegedly needed to cross, you’ll find methods to circumspect this, as is true of the majority of border crossings.

    The very first Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were pressured to close in 98, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat casino, functions 150 slots and 60 table games. The Naga casino is open twenty four hours with forty-two tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of blackjack, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Pai-gow poker and Tai-Sai.

    The 1st betting house in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in 1999 and the Golden Crown soon followed. You will find a hundred and fifty slot machines and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slots and 68 table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Casino and Resort attributes three hundred slot machine games and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Gambling den, also in Poipet, has 166 slot machine games and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 baccarat banque (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai-gow. Moreover, there is the Gambling den Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slots and sixty six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Betting house Stud Poker. One more one of the eight gambling establishments in Poipet, also in a hotel, may be the Princess Casino with 166 slot machines and 97 games. The Star Vegas Betting house is part of an international resort and hotel complex that characteristics numerous amenities moreover to the gambling establishment, which has ten thousand sqft of one hundred thirty slot machines and eighty-eight table games.

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

     April 22nd, 2010  Elliana   No comments

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