More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

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Re: More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

Post by clutchcargo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:02 pm

Duncan wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:38 pm

We can see we have a problem here, but as I always say,,,, the problem is always the end result of something. The solution is to find and fix the cause of
the problem,,,, then you will no longer have a problem. If you dont fix the cause, you will never fix the problem.
Yuh, seems to me there's a lot of treating the symptoms rather than dealing with the causes. Then again, to do that you have to be proactive and plan ahead rather than reactive and deal with problems as they come up.....and I think that's quite an attitudinal and motivational shift especially where the mighty $$$ seems to be the main driver..
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:19 pm

logos wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:33 pm
shnoukieBRO wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Cheers.
Don't you like staying in central pattaya?
That might be ok for a few days but if you want to keep your sanity , if you stay there long time you would want a quieter area. Cheaper too, no pollution.
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Re: More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

Post by shnoukieBRO » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:40 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:19 pm
logos wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:33 pm
shnoukieBRO wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Cheers.
Don't you like staying in central pattaya?
That might be ok for a few days but if you want to keep your sanity , if you stay there long time you would want a quieter area. Cheaper too, no pollution.
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Post by ExPenhMan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:33 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:56 pm

[Note to forum members - can you move Living in Thailand discussions elsewhere eg. Thailand forum or General Chatter or Rest of the World ? Thanks.]
Naklua apartment hunt and Pattaya appreciation group continued here: :wink:

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Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:08 am

In Cambodia's 'New Macau', Chinese cash in
27 Jan 2019 at 10:45 16 comments
WRITER: AFP

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia: A businessman leaves a smoky room $1,500 poorer from a game of Baccarat at a casino in Sihanoukville -- an increasingly common scene in the Cambodian beachtown as it becomes a honeypot for Chinese gamblers and investors at a pace worrying marginalised locals.

"It's not so bad if I lost tonight," said Dong Qiang, adding: "I will try my luck tomorrow."

The coastal capital of Preah Sihanouk province -- named after Cambodia's revered late king -- was once a sleepy fishing community before being claimed first by Western backpackers, and then wealthy Russians.

Today it is Chinese investment that is transforming the province -- into a sizeable gambling playground for mainland tourists.

"Some gamblers lose hundreds of dollars in less than 20 minutes," an employee from a casino told AFP, requesting anonymity.

Casinos are banned in China, although the enclave of Macau -- often dubbed the "Las Vegas of Asia" -- has special laws allowing a massive gambling trade.

But Sihanoukville is becoming a popular alternative. There are around 50 Chinese-owned casinos and dozens of hotel complexes under construction.

Around 30% of Sihanoukville's population are now Chinese, according to the provincial governor, who said this number ballooned in the past two years.


At the Oriental Pearl Casino, business is brisk. Ten Chinese men sit silently while their cards are shuffled across the green felt table, chain-smoking under the neon glare from a nearby bank of "50 Dragons" slot machines.

But while millions of dollars change hands on the casino floors, insiders say the big money is made in "secret rooms" hosting online gambling sites.
- China's largesse -

Cambodia's love affair with its communist neighbour has meant a sizeable cash injection for the once-impoverished Southeast Asian country. Billions have flowed into its economy but with few questions asked about China's abysmal rights record.

Preah Sihanouk's governor said $1 billion has been invested by Chinese government and private businesses between 2016 and 2018.

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Post by Big'n » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:45 pm

This is how they do it!
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Re: More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:29 pm

3 February 2019
This is in French, a clip taken from a French TV general news magazine.
Presenting the new Chinese Sihanoukville, with Mr Dhou, a rich Chinese businessman, who comes to Sihanoukville once a month for a bit of fun. Mr Dhou exceptionally invites the TV crew to one of the VIP casino rooms where he has a laugh losing $5000 on his first go. He goes on to lose $50,000 in an hour, but at least it was fun.
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Re: More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

Post by clutchcargo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:49 pm

And leaves $500 tip (pourboire in french)..
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Re: More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

Post by Kinetic » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:07 pm

The full replay =>
https://www.tf1.fr/tf1/sept-a-huit/vide ... bodge.html
I saw it yesterday.

I didn't know that the khmers are not allowed in the casino. Is this true?
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Re: More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

Post by shnoukieBRO » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:36 pm

Grrrr. ...Wow, some damned fine ho tella there in sneakily vill :popcorn:
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