Gambling ban dents Sihanoukville’s fortunes

Cambodia, 23 January 2020: Hit by a ban on online gambling Sihanoukville’s once-prosperous casinos are dropping likes flies.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen halted online gambling provisionally last August following through with a permanent ban effective 1 January, to counter money laundering.

Online gambling bolstered the fortunes of bricks and mortar casinos across the country and according to local media represented up to 25% of all the tax revenue sourced from 136 casinos nationwide.

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