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Illegal casino development in Kayin state provokes protests

Reports have emerged from Myawaddy, near the border with Thailand, of hundreds of people protesting over eviction from their homes, apparently to make way for a new Chinese-financed illegal casino.

Casino investment boosting Cambodia’s construction sector

World Bank Senior Economist for Cambodia Ly Sodeth stated last week that casino investment has helped fuel a construction boom in certain Cambodian border regions.

Thai gamblers arrested and expelled from Cambodia

Almost two hundred Thai nationals, arrested at two online gambling sites within the casino block of Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province on November 19, were sent home to Thailand on the 21st, after talks between officials of the two countries.

NagaCorp’s Phnom Penh exclusivity period extended to 2045

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp has announced it has entered into an agreement with the government of Cambodia to extend its gaming exclusivity in Phnom Penh...

Donaco wins court ruling in Cambodia

A Cambodian appeals court has ruled in favor of Donaco International, allowing the company to retain ownership of various assets at its Star Vegas...

Grand Ho Tram to get InterContinental branding

The Grand Ho Tram will soon become rebranded as the InterContinental Grand Ho Tram after signing an agreement with IHG last week. The agreement will...

Chinese police bust $4.3 billion Sihanoukville gambling ring

Police in China’s Jiangxi province have arrested six suspects in connection to a cross-border online gambling ring involving $4.3 billion dollars, Xinhua reports.The suspects...

China agrees to support Sihanoukville development

The Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville will be seeing a further involvement from the Chinese, after Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang agreed on Sunday...
Opening of Goddess of Liberty Hotel & Casino

New 5-star casino and hotel opens in Sihanoukville

Goddess of Liberty Hotel & Casino, a new five-star hotel-casino in Sihanoukville officially opened on Wednesday, according to local reports.The opening ceremony was attended...
Suncity VIP room

Casinos counter Chinese VIP conundrum

There’s no doubt that the integrated resorts springing up across Asia were targeted at China’s VIPs, but with that market in retreat there’s little sign of high rollers from other jurisdictions stepping up to take their place.

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Peter Wolff named GLI Director of Global Technical Compliance

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VIP to make up of one-third of GGR by 2022

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