There is an appealing history to the Cambodia gambling halls that lie just over the dividing line from next door Thailand, where casino wagering is prohibited. Eight gambling halls are established in a generally small location in the metropolis of Poipet in Cambodia. This band of Cambodia gambling dens is in an excellent spot, a three to 4 hour drive from Bangkok and Macao, the two most popular betting locations in Asia. Cambodia casinos do a huge business with Thai laborers and visitors from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with only very few Westerners. The amazing capital gained from the gambling halls ranges from $7.5 million to more than 12.5 million, and there are a number of restrictions constraints for casino ownership. Ownership is presumed to be mainly Thai; still, financial sources are ambiguous. The borders are ceremoniously open from 09:00 to 1700, and although visas are allegedly necessary to pass, there are methods and means around this, as is correct of most borders.

The original Cambodia gambling dens premiered in Phnom Penh in 1994, but were required to close in 1998, leaving just 1 gambling den in the capital, the Naga Resort. The Naga, a stationary barge gambling hall, highlights 150 slot machine games and sixty tables. The Naga gambling den is open 24 hours with 42 tables of mini-baccarat, four tables of vingt-et-un, 10 of roulette, two of Caribbean Stud Poker, and 1 each of Pai-Gow and Tai-Sai.

The initial gambling hall in Poipet, the Holiday Palace, opened in the late nineties and the Golden Crown soon opened. A total of 150 slot machines and five table games at the Golden Crown and 104 slot machine games and sixty eight table games at the Holiday Palace. The newest Holiday Palace Casino and Resort highlights 300 slot machines and 70 table games and the Princess Hotel and Casino, also in Poipet, has one hundred and sixty six one armed bandits and 96 table games, including 87 baccarat chemin de fer (the most dominant game), Fan Tan, and Pai Gow. In addition, there is the Casino Tropicana, with one hundred and thirty five one armed bandits and sixty six of the common table games, as well as one table of Casino Stud Poker. One more of the eight casinos in Poipet, also in a motel, is the Princess Casino with 166 slot machines and 97 games. The Star Vegas Casino is part of a comprehensive resort and hotel building that features many amenities accompanying the casino, which contains 10,000 square feet of 130 slots and eighty eight table games.