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.

According to a Tuesday report by The Khmer Times, the draft law, containing 12 Chapters and 97 Articles, secured 114 of a possible 117 votes during a session of the 6th National Assembly legislature this week. It will now be passed onto the senate for further review before being signed into law by the King of Cambodia.

“This law is aimed to ensure management of the integrated commercial gambling centers and commercial gambling to contribute towards boosting economic growth, promoting the tourism sector, creating more jobs, collecting revenue, and maintaining social safety and security,” said Chairman of the National Assembly’s Commission on Economy, Finance, Banking and Audit, Cheam Yeap.

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