Cambodia Gambling Halls

There is an appealing history to the Cambodia gambling dens that reside just across the border from nearby Thailand, in which casino gambling is not allowed. Eight gambling halls are established in a relatively small location in the metropolis of Poipet in Cambodia. This conclave of Cambodia gambling dens is in a perfect location, a 3 to four hour travel from Bangkok and Macao, the 2 largest gaming centers in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a thriving business with Thai laborers and guests from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very couple of Westerners. The amazing income acquired from the gambling halls ranges from 7.5 million dollars to more than twelve and a half million dollars, and there are a couple of controls requirements for gambling hall ownership. Ownership is required to be largely Thai; although, financial sources are cryptic. The borders are formally open from 9:00 a.m. to 1700, and despite the fact visas are apparently required to cross, there are means around this, as is accurate of most border crossings.

The original Cambodia casinos opened in Phnom Penh in the mid nineties, but were forced to close in 1998, leaving only a single gambling hall in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary bateau gambling den, features 150 slot machine games and 60 gaming tables. The Naga casino is open all day and night with 42 tables of mini-punto banco, 4 tables of 21, ten of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and one each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The first casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in the late nineties and the Golden Crown quickly followed. There are 150 slot machine games and 5 table games at the Golden Crown and 104 slots and 68 tables at the Holiday Palace. The newer Holiday Palace Casino and Resort features three hundred slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty six slot machine games and 96 gaming tables, including eighty seven baccarat banque (the most dominant game), Fan Tan, and Pai Gow. Additionally, there is the Casino Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five slot machine games and 66 of the normal gaming tables, as well as 1 table of Casino Stud Poker. Another one of the eight gambling halls in Poipet, again in a hotel, is the Princess Casino with one hundred and sixty six slot machine games and 97 games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an all-inclusive vacation and hotel building that contains numerous amenities in addition to the gambling hall, which provides ten thousand square feet of one hundred and thirty one armed bandits and 88 gaming tables.