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Immigration Dept says 400,000 Chinese have left because of online gambling ban

The General Department of Immigration yesterday reported hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals left the country after Prime Minister Hun Sen in August issued a directive banning all online and arcade gambling operations. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675447/gdi-attributes-mass-departure-to-online-gambling-ban

NagaCorp casino 2016 profits show modest growth

Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp Ltd posted a net profit of $184.2 million last year, a 7 percent increase over the previous year, with growth largely tempered by a lacklustre surge in business volume across all gaming segments at its NagaWorld casino complex in Phnom Penh.While ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nagacorp-casino-2016-profits-show-modest-growth

In Cambodia, Cyber Casinos Fall Into a Legal Gray Area

In 2010, the Ha Tien Vegas Entertainment Resort, a casino investment on Kampot province’s border with Vietnam that included luxury karaoke rooms and suites, launched with high hopes of attracting Vietnamese gamblers. At the end of December, Ha Tien Vegas closed down. To the north, in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/in-cambodiacyber-casinos-fall-into-a-legal-gray-area-38322/

Casino-Funded Election Committee Office Breaks Ground

The National Election Committee (NEC) broke ground yesterday on a $12-million tower being funded by the casino company NagaCorp that is set to take more than two years to complete and has drawn concern from election groups. At a ceremony that took place on National Assembly ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Wagering on warm fronts

A busty woman with a scratchy voice shrieks into an intricate set up of radios, microphones and walkie-talkies, her tone not unlike that of a breathless Flemington race-caller. The woman is in continuous contact with up to 100 men peppered over rice fields fringing Battambang, analyzing the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/7days/1848-wagering-on-warm-fronts

Thais Appeal Sentence in Prisoners Case

Three Thai convicted of imprisoning three other Thai and two Chinese nationals over debts owed to a Poipet City casino asked the Appeal Court yesterday to reduce their 25-year prison sentences. The defendants-Chelao Keutthang,42; Chanadet Chareunsuk, 28; and Narungvit Cheuman, 28-were arrested in November 2009 when Banteay ...

Poipet Casino Dragging Feet on Promise

A casino in Poipet that pays wages only in Thai baht is yet to fulfil its promise to improve conditions for its 500 workers, a union representative said yesterday. Workers are still working 12­-hour days – often without a break – at the Tropicana Casino, one ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092558900/National-news/poipet-casino-drags-feet-on-promise.html

Casinos flush with locals

At 7am, the border crossing from Vietnam to Svay Rieng’s Bavet town is already buzzing with the activity of foreign gamblers arriving for a day at the casinos along National Highway 1. But throughout the day, a steady trickle of Cambodian players make their way ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092558902/National-news/cambodias-gambling-law-loosely-enforced.html

High Stakes Security Game

Cambodia’s casino owners need to up the ante on security, the owners of each of the Kingdom’s 61 operating gaming venues were told yesterday at a Phnom Penh meeting called by national police authorities. Lieutenant General Sok Phal, deputy national police commissioner, said that in recent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082958352/National-news/cambodias-police-call-for-casino-crackdown.html

Time to Get Tough on Casinos, Officials Warn

Interior security officials yesterday called on the casino operators to improve their security following a spate of casino-related crimes and said they would be creating tougher legislation for those who flouted the country’s gambling laws. More than 60 casino owners gathered at the National Police headquarters ...

Unionists at casino betting on a strike

Almost 500 Tropicana Casino staff from gambling hub Poipet have threatened to strike on Saturday if the casino’s Thai owner does not reinstate their union leader, Sath Ser, sacked by the company for supporting another terminated employee, workers said yesterday. A staff member who did not ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082458262/National-news/casino-staff-want-union-leader-restored.html

Casinos protect border line and sovereignty

Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said: Cambodia has permitted the construction and opening of casinos at the border areas with neighboring countries for “secret strategy” to protect the country’s territory. He replied to opposition party who said gambling dens were harmful to the ...

Gaming Company Posts Record Quarter of $5.2M

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (EGA), which owns a number of casinos in Cambodia, as well as provides gaming machines to other local gambling venues, announced on Tuesday that quarterly revenues from April through June reached a record $5.2 million, up 14 percent compared to the ...

Casino building part of 'secret strategy' to protect Cambodia borders

Hun Sen, the prime minister of Cambodia, has said allowing the construction of a spate of casinos on the border was part of a “secret strategy” to protect the country’s territory from its neighbours. In a five hour speech addressing border demarcation issues with Vietnam, he ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/9464863/Casino-building-part-of-secret-strategy-to-protect-Cambodia-borders.html

Young chief vs the system

Tek Nim is well versed in dealing with adversity. In year nine, she dropped out of school, began working on the family farm and finally became resigned to the belief that her brightest prospect was to leave Omlaing commune, in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070357164/National-news/young-chief-vs-the-system.html

Two Years In, Kampot Casino Downsizes

The Ha Tien Vegas Entertainment Resort and casino in Kampot Province along the Vietnamese border announced yesterday that it has sacked 500 employees and shut down its 130-room resort less than two years after it became the first casino to open in the province. The company said ...

A winning wager

Near the river in Phnom Penh and next to Diamond Island, there’s a huge, bunker-like building that is almost always a beehive of activity. Inside, there are people enjoying an evening concert or strolling around studying the decor, including large stone faces of the Buddha. Others, however, are occupied with more mundane matters-placing ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=474

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