Cambodia online casino ban snuffs Sihanoukville surge

Beach resort Sihanoukville’s construction boom is going bust because, at Beijing’s urging, Cambodia has banned online casinos that mainly target mainland Chinese players. The Philippines’ cross border gaming business may extend its regional leadership thanks to the Cambodia shutdown.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.