Cambodia reopens some casinos after Covid-19 shutdown

The NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh is back in business © Arno Maierbrugger

Cambodia is reopening some of about 100 casinos in the country, starting with the largest, NagaWorld in the capital Phnom Penh, the Phnom Penh Post reported on September 27 with reference to Ros Phearun, a senior official of Cambodia’s ministry of economy and finance.

Ten casinos, aside from NagaWorld also the Star Vegas Resort and Club in Poipet at the border to Thailand, have reopened for limited operations after being shut due to Covid-19 countermeasures. More casinos will open “soon,” the report said.

Eight of the reopened venues were said to be in the coastal town of Sihanoukville, but they were not identified by name. Other casinos, among them one in Bavet, on Cambodia’s border with Vietnam, were due to open shortly, according to the report.

Reopening subject to health requirements

The reopening of the casino came with limits to their operations with regards to social distancing and “cleanliness,” the report said.

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said on July 3 that casino operators across the nation would be allowed to resume operations if they meet health requirements to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks at their respective venues.

The venues were closed on a temporary basis from April 1 as part of Cambodia’s coronavirus lockdown measures.

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp Ltd, the operator of NagaWorld, had been permitted to reopen its VIP gambling tables and slot machines operation with effect from July 8, subject to applying Covid-19 countermeasures. The casino further announced it had also been allowed to reopen its mass-market gaming tables.



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The NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh is back in business © Arno Maierbrugger Cambodia is reopening some of about 100 casinos in the country, starting with the largest, NagaWorld in the capital Phnom Penh, the Phnom Penh Post reported on September 27 with reference to Ros Phearun, a senior official of Cambodia’s ministry of economy and finance. Ten casinos, aside from NagaWorld also the Star Vegas Resort and Club in Poipet at the border to Thailand, have reopened for limited operations after being shut due to Covid-19 countermeasures. More casinos will open “soon,” the report said. Eight of the reopened...

The NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh is back in business © Arno Maierbrugger

Cambodia is reopening some of about 100 casinos in the country, starting with the largest, NagaWorld in the capital Phnom Penh, the Phnom Penh Post reported on September 27 with reference to Ros Phearun, a senior official of Cambodia’s ministry of economy and finance.

Ten casinos, aside from NagaWorld also the Star Vegas Resort and Club in Poipet at the border to Thailand, have reopened for limited operations after being shut due to Covid-19 countermeasures. More casinos will open “soon,” the report said.

Eight of the reopened venues were said to be in the coastal town of Sihanoukville, but they were not identified by name. Other casinos, among them one in Bavet, on Cambodia’s border with Vietnam, were due to open shortly, according to the report.

Reopening subject to health requirements

The reopening of the casino came with limits to their operations with regards to social distancing and “cleanliness,” the report said.

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said on July 3 that casino operators across the nation would be allowed to resume operations if they meet health requirements to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks at their respective venues.

The venues were closed on a temporary basis from April 1 as part of Cambodia’s coronavirus lockdown measures.

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp Ltd, the operator of NagaWorld, had been permitted to reopen its VIP gambling tables and slot machines operation with effect from July 8, subject to applying Covid-19 countermeasures. The casino further announced it had also been allowed to reopen its mass-market gaming tables.



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