Gambling and Crime Go Hand-in-Hand in Cambodia

A couple of days ago, cameras in the small coastal town of Sihanoukville caught a car stopping in the middle of a busy street. The door opens and a dead body is quickly pushed onto the street before the car takes off. All of it in broad daylight.

While the event sends passersby flying in fear, the event isn’t that unusual for the once quiet town. Cambodia might not have the lush appeal of Macau, but over the past few years, the influx of Chinese gamblers has transformed the town into a gambling mecca.

And as gambling grew, so did violence.

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