The Law on Commercial Gambling Management Could Drive More Casinos, an Expert Warns

Despite the Cambodian government claiming the law on commercial gambling management would assist the authorities to properly administer gambling activities, an expert warns that the regulation could encourage more gambling activities, and calls for strict implementation.

The draft law on commercial gambling management adopted on October 5 consists of 12 chapters and 97 articles.

According to the Cambodian government, the legal framework aims to ensure the effective management of integrated resorts as well as other commercial gambling outlets, which will benefit economic growth, promote tourism as well as maintain safety and social security.

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