Online gambling is being ousted in Cambodia, but keeping up with gaming websites that pop up out of nowhere is a difficult task. A few operators recently departed the country abruptly, and renewed efforts on the part of Cambodia’s National Police to track down companies that operate illegally are gaining steam. However, it’s a difficult task that isn’t easy to complete, as new sites can emerge out of nowhere. Now, law enforcement and government bodies are beginning to work more closely together to crack down on online gambling.
Cambodia’s National Police chief, Neth Savoeun, has issued a directive to the Central Security Department (CSD) to go after online gambling operators in order to hold them accountable for breaking the law, according to the Phnom Penh Post. This past weekend, six new gaming websites appeared that have law enforcement and government officials scrambling to bring order to the online space. The police and the CSD are working with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) to block the sites and figure out who’s behind them so they can be brought to justice. The sites include www.v89bet.com, www.ibc2888.com, www.sbc369.net, www.asb365.com, www.a28bet.com and www.afb1188.com.
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