A new Cambodian casino on the border with Thailand has provoked a strange border stand-off between your two countries.
A shot for the casino that is new before its opening on April 7. It probably still appears a complete great deal similar to this, brain you, since both Thais and Cambodians are barred from visiting it.
The Saitaku Resort and Casino, which opened several weeks ago at the Chong Sai Taku temporary border crossing in Cambodia’s Ban Kruat district, was relying on attracting all of its footfall from across the border in Thailand since it’s illegal for the residents of both countries to gamble in casinos.
This seemed like an audio business plan, until Thai authorities, on the nights the casino’s soft opening on April 7, banned their citizens from crossing the checkpoint to check out it.
Thus, we have beautiful casino that is new no one, or at least no one born within a huge selection of miles from it, can actually visit.
In retaliation this week, Cambodian authorities banned a unique citizens from crossing the border to visit Thailand.
This stalemate is damaging the business for local tradesmen on both sides who depend on cross-border activity because of their livelihoods. Santi Uthumporn, mayor of the tambon Chanthop Phet Municipality in Ban Kruat district, told the Bankok Post that trade had plunged from several million baht a to almost zero week.