Casinos Boost Cambodias Tourism

cambodia_flagWhile the majority of Cambodia’s Casinos have been positioned on the border areas of both Thailand and Vietnam to cater for residents of those countries, there has been refurbishment and development of new facilities in the tourist areas of Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville.The premier casino in Phnom Penh, the Naga World Casino and Hotel has come ashore from its previous location as a floating venue on Bassau River. The Naga World is now a 508 room 5 stars Hotel with the Casino containing 176 gaming tables and 211 gaming machines. Table games on offer are Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Pai- Gow tiles, Roulette and Tai-Sai.

Within a 30 minute drive of the Phnom Penh International Airport the Casino is well placed to service gamblers from the traditional markets of China, Malaysia and Singapore.A recent addition to the Phnom Penh landscape is the state of the art Golden Tower Slot Club in Nehru Boulevard. Besides gaming machines the club offers Roulette, Baccarat and sports betting. Other electronic gaming machines clubs recently opened include the Tin Tin Slot Club, Comfort Slot Club, Macau Club, Koreana Club, Pacific Club and Elysees Club.

A 2 hour drive north of Phnom Penh is Kampong Thom on the banks of the Stung Sen River. Here The 108 room Grand Casino and Resort in Chrey Thom Village offers 55 gaming machines and 48 table games including Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Tai Sai.To the south of the Capital city, the coastal resort town of Sihanoukville has a growing casino industry with new development projects underway and the refurbishment of existing casino facilities. A new casino, the Kampong Som City Casino and Hotel in the Golden Lions roundabout area is due to open shortly, and it has been reported that it will be the biggest casino in Sihanoukville.Other casinos in this area around Serendipity and Ocheteaul beaches are the recently renovated 110 room, 5 storied Fortune Casino, and the Golden Sands Beach Club.