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Cambodia to close all casinos from Thursday

Around 120 casinos across the country will be impacted by the measure.
Around 120 casinos across the country will be impacted by the measure.

Prime Minister has mandated the closure of all casinos in the country as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Cambodia.- Prime Minister Hun Sen has mandated the closure of all casinos in Cambodia from midnight on Thursday until further notice as part of efforts to halt the spread of Coronavirus.

The government will “take action in accordance with the law in force accordingly” against any operators that fail to comply.

The Ministry of Economy and Finance will waive monthly tax obligations for the duration of the shutdown, which will impact 120 operational casinos across the country, the most notable being NagaWorld in Phnom Penh.

The Prime Minister explained that the measure will come in force in a couple of days and not immediately because the government needs time to discuss details with casino owners.

“It is because casino employers need to solve the issues with their employees. If we close the casinos right away, then casino employers will flee,” he said.

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