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Donaco’s Star Vegas casino suffering from viral slowdown

Casino operator Donaco International says operations at its flagship Cambodian gaming venue have slowed to a crawl due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report: some Cambodia casinos defying online gambling ban

Rumors of the demise of Cambodia’s online gambling sector may have proven slightly exaggerated, at least, if certain media reports are to be believed.

NagaCorp casino profit up one-third in 2019 on VIP, mass gains

Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp saw its 2019 profits jump by one-third but warned that the coronavirus could negatively impact its 2020 performance.

Cambodia busts group of North Koreans assisting illegal gambling ops

The UN has a strict policy that prevents North Korean nationals from working in Cambodia.

Cambodia PM confirms online gambling ban now just days away

Cambodia’s online gambling ban will take effect as promised on January 1, 2020 after the country’s leader dashed hopes of any last minute reprieve.

China busts major Cambodia-based online gambling ring

Chinese authorities have disrupted a major illegal online gambling operation based in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville region while promising to provide funds to offset the impact of Cambodia’s online gambling ban.

Cambodia braces for 2020 budget hit after online gambling ban

Cambodia’s online gambling rethink will cost the government dearly when it counts up its 2020 tax revenue, according to the country’s finance minister.

Cambodia arrests online casino operators for kidnapping woman

Cambodia’s online gambling sector suffered yet another public relations black eye after police rescued a Thai woman being held against her will by four Malaysian online casino operators.

Cambodia gov’t minister denies link to illegal online gambling ops

Cambodia’s online gambling crackdown could claim a government minister, if allegations of his involvement in illegal operations can be corroborated.

Cambodia’s NagaCorp is enjoying a solid run in 2019

The massive casino complex of NagaWorld, in Cambodia, is enjoying a solid performance so far this year.

China praises Cambodia, Philippine online gambling curbs

China’s government is praising efforts by Cambodia and the Philippines to minimize the effect their domestic online gambling operations have on Chinese citizens.

Andrew Klebanow: Cambodia’s casino industry is leveling up

Building a casino industry in a new market isn’t enough to ensure it thrives, it needs to have that luxurious touch to create a feeling of aspiration in the customer.

Cambodia’s Golden Crown Casino narrowly avoids bomb plot

A Cambodian casino narrowly escaped disaster after an alert gambler noticed something odd during his trip to the loo.

Cambodia’s casino industry is the land of opportunity

Cambodia’s casino industry, once nothing more than a footnote in the global casino space, has grown significantly in the past year.

Cambodia busting truly unlucky online gambling operations

Cambodian authorities busted one Chinese-led illegal online gambling operation just days after the company set up shop and another before it could get its computers out of their boxes.

Cambodia rescues two Chinese nationals from casino kidnappers

Cambodian authorities have arrested a number of Chinese nationals who allegedly kidnapped and tortured two of their countrymen who couldn’t pay their gambling debts.

Rhys Jones: Well-regulated Cambodia can rival Philippine iGaming industry

In this interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Stephanie Tower, Rhys Jones, managing director of Hatien Vegas, talks about the current gaming landscape in Cambodia.