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Cambodia Gambling Dens

There is a captivating background to the Cambodia casinos that sit just across the border from neighboring Thailand, in which gambling den gambling is prohibited. Eight gambling dens are anchored in a generally small location in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This band of Cambodia gambling halls is in an excellent area, a 3 to 4 hour trip from Bangkok and Macao, the two most popular gaming centers in Asia. Cambodia gambling dens do a huge business with Thai blue-collar workers and travelers from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with just a few Westerners. The phenomenal capital accrued from the gambling halls ranges from $7.5 million to over twelve and a half million dollars, and there are a number of restrictions requirements for gambling hall ownership. Ownership is required to be mainly Thai; although, investment sources are vague. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and even though visas are supposedly needed to cross, there are methods and means around this, as is correct of many borders.

The initial Cambodia casinos premiered in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were required to close in 1998, leaving just a single gambling den in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a moored barge casino, highlights 150 one armed bandits and 60 table games. The Naga river boat never closes with forty two tables of mini-baccarat banque, 4 tables of chemin de fer, ten of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The first gambling den in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in the late nineties and the Golden Crown soon opened. A total of 150 slot machines and five table games at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slot machine games and sixty eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newest Holiday Palace Casino and Resort highlights 300 slot machines and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty six slot machines and ninety six table games, including eighty seven baccarat banque (the most popular game), Fan Tan, and Pai Gow. Additionally, there is the Casino Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five slots and 66 of the familiar table games, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. An additional of the 8 gambling halls in Poipet, also in a motel, is the Princess Casino with 166 one armed bandits and ninety seven casino games. The Star Vegas Casino is is located in an all-around vacation and hotel compound that contains a number of conveniences aside from the gambling hall, which offers 10,000 sq.ft. of 130 slot machines and 88 table games.

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