Report: some Cambodia casinos defying online gambling ban

Rumors of the demise of Cambodia’s online gambling sector may have proven slightly exaggerated, at least, if certain media reports are to be believed.

On Thursday, the South China Morning Post reported on the ongoing struggles faced by Sihanoukville, where the once-thriving casino industry has become a shadow of its former self following the ban on online gambling operations that took effect on January 1.

But while Cambodian authorities have been keen to play up their vigilance in ensuring that local casino operators shut their once-lucrative online operations, the SCMP reported that some venues – including the WM Casino and the GoBo East Casino in Sihanoukville – are still running their online business, and are apparently none too keen on discussing it with reporters.

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