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China warns citizens not to gamble in Cambodia

The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia also warned against accepting job offers in the gambling sector.
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia also warned against accepting job offers in the gambling sector.

Chinese citizens have been warned not to gamble in Cambodia due to violent incidents.

China.- The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia has warned Chinese citizens against gambling in the country following cases of violence against Chinese nationals.

The embassy also warned citizens against “falling into the trap” of recruitment offers from online gambling companies that were attempting to lure people to work in Cambodia with offers of high pay.

The embassy said: “Looking at the recent vicious crime cases involving Chinese citizens [in Cambodia], many of those were led by gambling causes.”

It added: “The law enforcement units of China and Cambodia are jointly enhancing efforts to combat every online gambling and telecom fraud activity involving Chinese citizens in Cambodia.”

Chinese authorities expand gambling blacklist

Chinese authorities have announced they will add new overseas gambling destinations to the country’s blacklist of destinations for controls on cross-border transfers.

The blacklist was established in 2020 and is compiled through work by multiple departments, including the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security.

Although the countries on the list have not been revealed, industry analysts presume it includes Australia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam, which are all popular casino hubs for Chinese customers.

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