Boom to bust for Cambodia’s Chinese casino town

Sihanoukville resort is losing its golden luster as Cambodia obliges China’s firm request to shut down lucrative online gaming sites.

Historians may trace the decline of online gambling in Asia to a bricks and mortar failure.

The June 22 building site collapse in Sihanoukville that left 28 construction workers dead and 26 more injured brought unwelcome attention to a Chinese investment tsunami in the once placid Cambodian seaside resort.

Online gambling ranks high among seismic forces propelling that massive wave of funds into Cambodia, and it’s one authorities have chosen to confront.

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