Online casinos still flourishing in Cambodia as eight men arrested crossing border for work

Authorities have revealed that eight men detained while trying to cross the border from Thailand into Cambodia were on their way to work in an online casino based in Poipet.

According to The Khmer Times, the Thai nationals were stopped by Thai Border Guard Forces shortly after 5am on Sunday. When questioned, they said they had been trying to get to work at the online casino and had engaged people smugglers to help them do so.

Their efforts come after Cambodia stopped issuing online gaming licenses from August 2019 and refused to renew existing licenses when they expired on 1 January 2020 following a directive from Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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