Cambodia’s Casino Gamble

A Chinese casino empire to rival Macau is investing big in Cambodia, transforming a once-sleepy seaside town into a hub for gangsters and shady operators.

Money is pouring into Sihanoukville, as thousands of workers labour day and night, building soaring skyscrapers at break-neck speed.

“It’s positioning to be the Las Vegas of the East,” says Chinese businessman, Wang Zhi Lang. “There are many who get rich overnight, so that attracts many Chinese investors here.”

In full: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2019/11/cambodia-casino-gamble-191128210128003.html

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