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Cambodia Betting Houses

April 13th, 2010 at 8:21
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There is certainly an appealing history to the Cambodia gambling dens that lie just over the national boundaries from bordering Thailand, where betting house wagering is illegal. 8 casinos are positioned inside a fairly tiny area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This area of Cambodia casinos is in the perfect location, a 3 to 4 drive from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 largest gambling centers in Asia. Cambodia gambling dens do a successful business with Thai workers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very couple of Westerners. The extraordinary income gained from the gambling dens ranges from seven dollars.five million to over twelve point five million, and there are few limitations or registration prerequisites for gambling den ownership. Ownership is assumed to be mostly Thai; however, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and even though visas are apparently required to cross, you will find methods around this, as is true of most border crossings.

The first Cambodia bettings houses opened in Phnom Penh in ‘94, but were pushed to close in ninety-eight, leaving only one gambling establishment in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a fixed boat gambling establishment, attributes a hundred and fifty slot machines and sixty table games. The Naga betting house is open twenty four hours with 42 tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of twenty-one, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The very first casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in ninety-nine and the Golden Crown soon followed. There are a hundred and fifty slots and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and a hundred and four slot machine games and sixty-eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Gambling establishment and Resort features three hundred slots and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Betting house, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty-six slot machine games and ninety-six gaming tables, including 87 baccarat chemin de fer (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai-gow. Additionally, there is the Casino Tropicana, with a hundred and thirty five slot machines and sixty six of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Gambling den Stud Poker. An additional one of the eight bettings houses in Poipet, also inside a hotel, may be the Princess Gambling establishment with 166 slot machine games and ninety-seven games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an international resort and hotel complex that functions several amenities moreover to the gambling establishment, which has ten thousand sqft of 130 slot machine games and eighty-eight table games.

Across the Cambodian border at Asmech/Surin is one casino, the Betting house O Samet, with a hundred slot machine games and 50 tables of baccarat chemin de fer. Furthermore, the Koh Kong Casino, in the province of Trat, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to ten p.m., with a hundred slot machine games 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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