• Cambodia Betting Houses

    There is certainly an interesting history to the Cambodia bettings houses that lie just across the national boundaries from bordering Thailand, where gambling establishment betting is illegal. 8 gambling establishments are situated in a fairly tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia casinos is in a perfect location, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two biggest gambling centres in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a thriving business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only extremely few Westerners. The incredible income gained from the casinos ranges from 7 dollars.five million to over twelve point five million, and there are few limitations or registration prerequisites for casino ownership. Ownership is assumed to be largely Thai; however, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from nine a.m. to five p.m., and even though visas are theoretically required to cross, you can find ways around this, as is true of many border crossings.

    The initial Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in ‘94, except were pressured to close in 1998, leaving only one casino in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary boat gambling den, characteristics a hundred and fifty 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 black jack, ten of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Double-Hand and Tai-Sai.

    The initial gambling den in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ‘99 and the Golden Crown soon followed. You can find 150 slot machine games and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slots and sixty-eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Gambling den and Resort features three hundred slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has 166 slots and 96 gaming tables, including 87 punto banco (the most well-known casino game), Fan Tan, and Pai-gow. Additionally, there could be the Betting house Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slots and sixty six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling den Stud Poker. Another one of the eight casinos in Poipet, also in the hotel, is the Princess Betting house with one hundred and sixty-six slots and ninety-seven games. The Star Vegas Gambling den is part of an international resort and hotel complex that attributes numerous amenities also to the gambling den, which has ten thousand sqft of 130 slots and 88 table games.

    Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one betting house, the Gambling den O Samet, with one hundred slots and fifty tables of baccarat banque. Also, the Koh Kong Gambling den, in the province of Trat, is open daily from nine a.m. to ten p.m., with one hundred slot machine games and four table games. A smaller betting house, Le Macau Betting house and Hotel, opened recently at Bavet on the Vietnamese border.

     April 16th, 2010  Alvin   No comments

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