Online Gambling Increase in Cambodia

Online Gambling Increase in Cambodia According to Cambodian media, Phnom Penh Post, local land casino operators are taking their services online with live-streamed gambling with relaxed regulation as a contributing factor.

Cambodia has cashed in on the industry that caters to Asian punters who face restrictions within their countries. The majority of the land based casinos are small attracting Thai and Vietnamese gamblers with locations near the borders.

Ros Phirun, deputy director of the financial industry department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, said that 16 Cambodian gambling licenses have already been issued in 2015 for a grand total of 75. Many of the casinos are seeking online possibilities since this is permitted when the license is issued to a brick and mortar establishment.

Chinese speaking live dealers are in demand creating job for Chinese citizens in the region.

The Post notes the focus will be a new luxury hotel. The White Sand Palace Hotel, to roll out live dealer games. The hotel has already obtained licensing for an onsite casino with plans to enter the online gambling sector. Chinese hotel investors have leased another three locations in Sihanoukville in support of the $50 million virtual gaming project.
  • I know a woman who lived in Japan for a couple of years. And according to her the Japanese and asians in general are wild about gambling. So the fact that Cambodia a fairly impoverished country is going to be able to tap into that asian character streak and create some economic activity and jobs makes me glad for that country, which has a painful past. May they party and prosper.
  • Combodia is good population at Asia market, especially for gaming. There are Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, as we see in the map, so near combodia, that they might have to grant more licenses..As I know, some countires from those 4 is restricted of online gamling, land based gambling, but Combodia has a n exception..Also, Geographical position is better than other Countries, so more Toursits could arrive and lose the money at casino's...
  • Apparently we are a gambling planet and Cambodia is just an other spot on the map. All you need is electricity and internet and some cash of course, no mather which one. I am wondering if we can read a story like that about North Korea in the new feature but I won't be surprise if they gamble too giving some cash and internet. Cheers!
  • i would like to know which money they gamble as the country is very poor and last time i checked Cambodia was known for child brothels, an attraction for pedophiles around the world.
  • Well that's just for them. The world is getting so civilized in respect to online gambling. Now, even Cambodia is well on it's way to get in the middle of all the gambling action. It just makes me sick to my stomach to know that one of the greatest countries (the USA)on earth has it's people, players, living in the stone age. If the entire middle class stopped paying taxes, I bet they would change things fast........ Hey, that's a great idea............

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