China bans citizens from gambling in Cambodia

The Chinese government has told its citizens not to gamble in Cambodia after multiple cases of violence were reported, with some resulting in death.

The warning could spell a major blow for the Cambodian economy, which has become heavily dependent on Chinese money.

“Looking at the recent vicious crime cases involving Chinese citizens [in Cambodia], many of those were led by gambling causes,” said a statement from the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh quoted by the CNE news portal.

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