There is a captivating story to the Cambodia gambling halls that reside just across the border from neighboring Thailand, where gambling den gaming is illegal. Eight casinos are based in a relatively small area in the city of Poipet in Cambodia. This collection of Cambodia gambling halls is in a prime location, a three to four hour drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two most popular gambling locations in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a huge business with Thai laborers and travelers from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with just a couple of Westerners. The astonishing capital accrued from the casinos ranges from 7.5 million dollars to more than 12.5 million dollars, and there are a number of restrictions requirements for casino ownership. Ownership is required to be largely Thai; still, financing sources are ambiguous. The borders are formally open from 09:00 to 5:00 p.m., and despite the fact visas are allegedly required to cross, there are methods and means around this, as is correct of many border crossings.

The initial Cambodia gambling dens premiered in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were forced to close in the late nineties, leaving only a single gambling hall in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a moored boat casino, features one hundred and fifty slot machines and sixty table games. The Naga gambling den never closes with 42 tables of mini-baccarat banque, four tables of chemin de fer, ten of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and a single table each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The initial casino in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in 1999 and the Golden Crown before long opened. A total of 150 slot machines and 5 tables at the Golden Crown and one hundred and four slot machine games and sixty eight tables at the Holiday Palace. The latest Holiday Palace Casino and Resort highlights three hundred slot machines and seventy table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty six slot machine games and 96 gaming tables, including 87 baccarat (the most dominant game), Fan Tan, and Pai Gow. Also, there is the Casino Tropicana, with 135 one armed bandits and 66 of the normal gaming tables, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. One more of the eight gambling dens in Poipet, also a part of a motel, is the Princess Casino with one hundred and sixty six slot machine games and 97 games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of an all-inclusive resort and hotel compound that features numerous comforts accompanying the gambling hall, which contains ten thousand sq.ft. of 130 slot machine games and eighty eight gaming tables.