Company: QueenCo Hotel & Casino
Casino director, QueenCo
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.
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.
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.