Casino director, QueenCo
8 Chinese men have been arrested in Sihanoukville for their alleged involvement in two kidnappings at the Queenco casino, according to local news. Police confiscated a Lexus 570, ten phones, 13 ATM cards, 3 passports, 4 Chinese IDs and other objects. The suspects have been sent to the police station for questioning. Over the years, […]
Cambodia’s gaming industry has taken a major knock from the Covid-19 crisis and last year’s ban on online gaming, but those on the ground are optimistic it will bounce back stronger than ever.
From India to Australia, casinos across the Asia Pacific region have closed their doors in response to efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus, with little to no visibility at present as to the evolution of the situation.
Cambodia’s online gaming ban, which came into effect as of Jan. 1st, has triggered mass layoffs and the shutdown of numerous casinos, and is not expected to be lifted due to pressure from the Chinese government.
Asia Gaming Brief’s Mekong Gaming Summit wrapped up with a tour of some of the casino properties in the southern coastal town of Sihanoukville.
The expansion of Cambodia’s casino industry has continued apace into 2019, though the collapse of a building in Sihanoukville in June has raised concerns that construction and environmental standards are being ignored in the race for development.
Construction in the once sleepy seaside town of Sihanoukville is everywhere, with cranes, cement trucks, container lorries, and excavation generating clouds of endless dust.
Cambodia’s coastal town of Sihanoukville, a sleepy place popular among backpackers and expats looking to escape the frenetic pace of the capital, has long been a gateway to some of Cambodia’s most prized beaches. However, that is changing with a surge in Chinese investment in hotels and casinos in the city itself. Part of the boom has been driven by online gambling, but a string of recent busts may have dented confidence in the industry.