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Cambodia’s COVID-19 outbreak sees Donaco revenues plummet in 1Q21

ASX-listed Donaco International Ltd has reported a 53.8% sequential decline in revenue for the first three months of 2021, impacted by an outbreak of COVID-19 in Cambodia that has heavily impacted its flagship casino, Star Vegas, in Poipet.

Casinos among venues ordered to close in Cambodian border town of Bavet

Multiple venues in the Cambodia border town of Bavet, including a number of casinos, have been ordered closed by Svay Rieng provincial governor Men Vibol as the region looks to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Cambodian capital Phnom Penh goes into two-week lockdown

The Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh has been placed into a two-week lockdown as the country looks to halt a rapidly growing wave of COVID-19.

Century Entertainment says launch of Cambodian mass gaming table business on hold due to...

Hong Kong-listed Century Entertainment International Holdings Ltd says it hopes to launch mass table gaming operations at a new casino in Dara Sakor, Cambodia by late April.

Cambodia sees casino tax revenue halved in 2020

The Cambodian government saw the amount of tax collected from the nation’s 193 licensed casinos fall by more than half in 2020, impacted by widespread closures and reduced international visitor arrivals due to COVID-19.

Cambodia permits provinces to implement travel restrictions as Kambal casino forced into lockdown

The Cambodian government has reportedly granted provincial administrations permission to restrict travel in and out of their individual provinces as the country fights a growing outbreak of COVID-19.

Sihanoukville’s Jin Bei Casino allowed to reopen as Cambodian COVID outbreak spreads

The governor of Preah Sihanouk, Kuoch Chamroeun, has granted permission for three hotspots in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, including Jin Bei Casino and Hotel, to resume normal operations.

Sihanoukville locks down borders as Cambodia hit with first major COVID-19 outbreak

The Cambodian casino town of Sihanoukville has placed an indefinite ban on people entering or leaving the city as it scrambles to get on top of an outbreak of COVID-19.

Cambodia’s NagaWorld suspends operations after 11 staff test positive for COVID-19

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp has shut down operations at its Cambodian integrated resort NagaWorld in Phnom Penh after 11 staff tested positive to COVID-19 over the weekend.

Century Entertainment inks revised table rights deal ahead of March launch of new Cambodia...

Hong Kong-listed Century Entertainment International Holdings Ltd has signed a revised agreement with its Chairman and CEO, Ng Man Sun, that will allow it to launch mass table gaming operations at a new casino in Dara Sakor, Cambodia in March.

NagaCorp to build US$350 million non-gaming resort near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

NagaCorp Ltd, owner and operator of NagaWorld in Phnom Penh, has revealed plans to develop a US$350 million non-gaming resort in Siem Reap aimed at promoting NagaWorld and UNESCO world heritage-listed Angkor Wat as “twin tourism icons of Cambodia.”

Cambodia sees 83% decline in mainland Chinese visitors in first eight months of 2020

A report issued by Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism has revealed a 72% decline in foreign visitor arrivals for the first eight months of 2020, including an 83% fall in visitors from mainland China.

Cambodia National Assembly approves draft casino law

Cambodia’s National Assembly has approved its long-awaited draft law on commercial gambling management, aimed at providing greater regulation of the nation’s casino industry.

Cambodia’s Ministry of Finance says 10 casinos now open again

At least 10 casinos in Cambodia have now reopened since a closure order was lifted in early July, with more expected to follow soon, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Donaco resumes limited casino operations at Star Vegas in Cambodia

Donaco International Limited has reopened its Cambodian casino, Star Vegas in Poipet, with limited operations pending the reopening of the border with Thailand.

NagaCorp turns US$20.6 million net profit in 1H20 as Cambodia business volumes show rapid...

NagaCorp has revealed that gaming volume at its Phnom Penh integrated resort, NagaWorld, in August recovered to almost the same levels as before the property’s three-month closure due to COVID-19.

Donaco says reopening of Star Vegas in Cambodia imminent but Thai border closure to...

Australian-listed Donaco International Limited says it expects to undergo assessment by Cambodia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) ahead of a planned reopening of Star Vegas in Poipet “within the next few weeks” – but it could be sometime yet before customers return.

Head of Hong Kong’s Century Entertainment to relocate Sihanoukville casino ops to new hotel

Hong Kong’s Century Entertainment International Holdings, formerly known as Amax International Holdings, is set to relocate gaming tables under its operation in Sihanoukville, Cambodia to a new location after the company’s Chairman and owner of the casino in question revealed it was relocating.

Cambodian casinos to reopen pending COVID-19 safety measures

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has given the green light for almost 200 casinos across the country to reopen, provided they meet certain COVID-19 safety measures as approved by the Ministry of Health.

Hong Kong’s Century Entertainment ceases Cambodian VIP room lease deal

Hong Kong’s Century Entertainment International Holdings Limited, formerly known as Amax International Holdings, has terminated a lease deal with Cambodia’s Crown Resorts Co Ltd to operate a VIP room at Genting Crown Casino in Poipet, Cambodia.