A new bill to regulate the work of the casino industry in Cambodia should be adopted in 2017. This was reported by an official from the country’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ros Phearun.

The Cambodian government are involving in the amendment process since 2014. In October, members of the government had conducted a round table meeting with involvement of the gambling business community representatives to discuss the bill. Following this discussion, it was decided to establish a Gambling commission to regulate the market.

Currently, There are 65 casinos in operation in Cambodia, most of which are located near the borders of countries, where gambling is illegal. The casinos pay a flat tax on slots and tables: at a rate coordinated with the operator and adjusted upward year on year.

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