It’s 9 a.m. and the Crown casino in the Cambodian border town of Bavet is booming. Hordes of Vietnamese gamblers cram themselves around card games drinking coffee and chewing on cigarette ends.

While some may have caught some sleep since the night’s session, for others, the 24-hour opening cycle has kept the chips and cards rolling all night.

On the surface this wild-west town 160km from Phnom Penh appears to be thriving and the numbers of Vietnamese strong. 

Gaming operators looking for an easy way to set up a casino and cash-in on the thousands of Vietnamese eager for a flutter, could see its luck change as Cambodia introduces new gaming legislation.



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Hong Kong-listed Nagacorp Ltd has reported positive financial results for 2015, with a net profit of US$172.6 million, up 27 percent from 2014, according to its 2015 annual report.

 A long-awaited bill to overhaul Vietnam’s casino legislation is expected to be published in the first half of 2015, with the new draft expected to relax some of the conditions contained in earlier versions that analysts warned had risked deterring foreign investors.

Boasting over forty years of experience serving the gaming industry globally, gaming laboratory NMi will be discussing how their expertise and knowledge in the field will continue to build successful partnerships with clients at ICE 2016.

The city of Da Nang has become the first place in Vietnam to allow international cruise ships to dock overnight and open their onboard casinos to punters.

Scientific Games (SG) today announced that Pacific Online Systems Corporation (POSC) has extended the contract through July 2018 for the supply and maintenance of an electronic lottery system in Visayas and Mindanao, Philippines.

The declining VIP gambling scene in Macau has proved beneficial for Danang, Vietnam-based casino and resort, Crown International Games Club.

Chinese mass gamblers are interested in visiting the U.S., but show little inclination to travel to other Asian destinations outside of Macau, according to a UBS survey.

A former sacked local councilor has accused Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of the deliberate oversight of many illegal online gambling dens operating in the state.

Vietnam has approved in principle a plan to install slot machines in designated areas at international airports for foreign and overseas Vietnamese.

According to Tuoi Tre News, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung decided that local firms would offer gambling services in designated areas under the management of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam.

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