Cambodia says online gaming operations shut down in 91 casinos since turn of year

Cambodian authorities have shut down online and arcade gambling operations in 91 casinos since a total ban on the industry came into effect on 1 January 2020, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).

Deputy Director-General of the MEF, Ros Phearun, confirmed this week that a joint committee comprising MEF officials, National Police and Military Police officers had been inspecting the nation’s casinos since the start of the year, with a majority of Cambodia’s 118 operational casinos having been forced to shut down online operations as a result.

“I can say that all arcade gambling operations in the Kingdom completely ceased after the ban,” Phearun told reporters on Wednesday.

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