Cambodia moves to terminate online gambling

Cambodia implemented a total ban on online gambling Tuesday, ending a three-year-old booming business in the country that catered mainly to Chinese tourists.

The termination will take effect at midnight Dec. 31, 2019, after which any casinos failing to comply will face punishment by authorities, including the revocation of their license or other possible legal action.

Ros Phirun, deputy director general of the Ministry of Finance and Economy and in charge of casinos and online gambling, said the government will conduct inspections at all licensed casinos from Jan. 1 to ensure they are following the government’s directive.

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