Cambodian casinos to reopen pending Covid-19 SOP. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has given the green light to reopen nearly 200 casinos across the country, provided they follow certain COVID-19 safety measures as approved by the Health Ministry.
The decision to reopen casinos was made during a weekly Cabinet meeting on Friday following a recent stabilization in COVID-19 cases in the Southeast Asian nation.
Among the businesses set for relaunch are Cambodia’s only integrated resort, NagaWorld in the capital city of Phnom Penh, plus dozens located in the border towns of Poipet and Bavet as well as in Sihanoukville.
In a facebook post announcing the decision, government spokesman Phay Siphan said casinos would be allowed to operate “bet and machine games only.”
Siphan also hinted at some progress on Cambodia’s long-awaited draft gaming bill. The bill aims to enhance regulation of the industry, stating that the Prime Minister had “approved and adjusted some words” of the bill.