The Crackdown Continues on Cambodian People Playing Cards

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Foreigner wrote:That said, apparently a girl who used to work on 51 street lost $200,000 of her husband's money playing cards in Australia a few years back.
If she had earned that money herself, at serving beer for $2 each day, she would have never lost that money to begin with.

Hope she was finally scared into being a good wife after that.
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newkidontheblock wrote: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:03 am
Foreigner wrote:That said, apparently a girl who used to work on 51 street lost $200,000 of her husband's money playing cards in Australia a few years back.
If she had earned that money herself, at serving beer for $2 each day, she would have never lost that money to begin with.

Hope she was finally scared into being a good wife after that.
Oh yeah, for sure. Obviously thought it was a game of monopoly or something the silly cow.

He booted her out and she came back to Cambodia and spent 6 months crying over not being able to see her kids, according to our mutual friend at the time. Last I saw on facebook she and another lady from the area appeared to have fallen in love or something.

She was (probably) responsible for me and my friend finishing our friendship (her dumping me) anyway, so I'm probably not the most objective person to comment on her in all honesty..
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Three Women in their 50's Arrested for Playing Cards
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Cambodia News (Kampong Thom): On June 20, 2020, at 10:30 pm, the police arrested 3 women for gambling with playing cards in Tang Keang district, Kampong Thom. The raid was led by Lieutenant Ouk Kosal, the Tang Keang inspector, and coordinated by the prosecutor of Kampong Thom court.

The three gamblers were identified as Nhoun Kimsieng, 55 years old, Hem Eth, 55 years old, ad Oun Mab, 50 years old. The police confiscated 2 motorbikes, 2 phones, 2 boxes cards, 9 pairs of shoes, a blanket, and 22,000 riels ($5.50), and US$4 cash.

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The suspects with the evidence were taken to the police station for case preparation.
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The crackdown continues, and the gambling also...

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Cambodia News (Kampong Thom): On June 24, 2020, 8 people, 7 women and 1 man, were arrested during a police raid on illegal gambling in Som Leang village, Santok district, Kampong Thom.
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The police confiscated 3 boxes of playing cards, other gambling equipment, and 4 motorbikes to keep at the Royal Gendarmerie. The eight suspects were all 'educated' [given a lecture by the authorities on the evils of gambling], before they were released to go home.
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Gambling Grannies Busted for Playing Cards in Stung Treng
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Cambodia News (Stueng Treng): On July 9, 2020, at 1:22 pm, Steung Treng police cracked down on gambling at a woman's house in Rachea Nukol village, Steung Treng city, and arrested four women.

The suspects were identified as Chan Nary, 58 years old, the owner of the house, Nan Heak, 33 years old, Men Srey Neang, 60 years old, and Long Kunthea, 55 years old. The police confiscated two boxes of playing cards and 179,000 riels (about US$40).

The gamblers were being questioned for case preparation for submitting to court following the legal procedure.
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Is this really the biggest problem in Cambodia today?

(That said, I dig the Pajamas All Day look of these ladies.)
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Is it just playing cards that's illegal or are all forms of gambling outlawed (outside of a casino of course). I see people playing numbers, selling scratchers, and the big bad 50 cent card games all the time way out in the open like it's nothing. Must be some mix of angry old lady who got kicked out of the bridge club and a cop who's bored and wants their face in the paper :chin:
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Wolf359 wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:09 pm Is it just playing cards that's illegal or are all forms of gambling outlawed (outside of a casino of course). I see people playing numbers, selling scratchers, and the big bad 50 cent card games all the time way out in the open like it's nothing. Must be some mix of angry old lady who got kicked out of the bridge club and a cop who's bored and wants their face in the paper :chin:
Any type of gambling is illegal for all Cambodian citizens. Officially. And Cambodians are not allowed to gamble in casinos. (Officially.)
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Anchor Moy wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:31 pm
Wolf359 wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:09 pm Is it just playing cards that's illegal or are all forms of gambling outlawed (outside of a casino of course). I see people playing numbers, selling scratchers, and the big bad 50 cent card games all the time way out in the open like it's nothing. Must be some mix of angry old lady who got kicked out of the bridge club and a cop who's bored and wants their face in the paper :chin:
Any type of gambling is illegal for all Cambodian citizens. Officially. And Cambodians are not allowed to gamble in casinos. (Officially.)
So you're telling me it's legal for casinos to operate in Cambodia, legal for Cambodians to work in said casinos, but it's illegal for them to be gamble in those very same casinos :shock: that's nuts. But hey, not my country not my rules. I guess it doesn't have to make sense to me :pardon:
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Three Arrested for Playing Cards; 22,000 Riels Seized
Cambodia News (Kandal): On July 29, 2020, at 3:30 pm, the police raided a house with people playing cards in Pom Chumny village, Ponha Leu district, Kandal. The suspects were identified as Thong Chanthol, a 53-year-old woman, the house owner, Heng Dara, a 27-year-old man, a lottery seller, and Dong Malis, a 33-year-old woman card player.
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The police confiscated 2 motorbikes, 3 boxes of cards, a blanket, 22,000 riels of money (aboutUS$5.50), and some lottery papers. After receiving a complaint from local people, the police went to the scene and arrested the 3 suspects who were playing cards.

The suspects were sent to the police station for questioning and case preparation.
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