Cambodia Gambling Halls

There is an interesting background to the Cambodia gambling halls that reside just across the dividing line from next door Thailand, where casino gambling is against the law. Eight gambling halls are situated in a relatively tiny area in the metropolis of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia gambling dens is in a perfect destination, a 3 to four hour drive from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 largest gambling locations in Asia. Cambodia gambling halls do a huge business with Thai workers and tourists from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very couple of Westerners. The amazing income gained from the gambling dens ranges from 7.5 million dollars to more than 12.5 million dollars, and there are a number of restrictions requirements for gambling hall ownership. Ownership is presumed to be largely Thai; although, financial sources are ambiguous. The borders are ceremoniously open from 09:00 to 17:00, and though visas are allegedly necessary to cross, there are ways around this, as is accurate of many borders.

The 1st Cambodia casinos premiered in Phnom Penh in the mid nineties, but were forced to close in 1998, leaving just one gambling hall in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a docked bateau gambling hall, contains one hundred and fifty one armed bandits and 60 tables. The Naga casino is open all hours with 42 tables of mini-baccarat banque, four tables of twenty-one, 10 of roulette, 2 of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The first casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, premiered in the late nineties and the Golden Crown quickly opened. There are 150 slot machines and 5 tables at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four one armed bandits and sixty eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newest Holiday Palace Casino and Resort highlights three hundred one armed bandits and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty six one armed bandits and ninety six table games, including 87 baccarat banque (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai Gow. Also, there is the Casino Tropicana, with 135 slot machines and sixty six of the normal tables, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. One more of the 8 gambling dens in Poipet, also a part of a motel, is the Princess Casino with 166 slot machine games and ninety seven table games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an all-inclusive resort and hotel compound that contains numerous comforts aside from the gambling den, which has ten thousand square feet of 130 slot machines and eighty eight gaming tables.

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