Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 26046
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1045
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:15 pm

Image
Siem Reap: The inhabitants of Siem Reap have raised concerns about 24h internet shops, which they suspect to be fronts for online gaming. They are worried that these places attract thieving and prostitution.
Image
They say there are 300 online gambling places disguised as internet 24 hours shops which are similar to casinos with many gambling such as poker, Bacarrat, Lotto, Vietnamese lottery, Thai Lottery, Shooting Fish game, Khla Klok game, cock-fighting and other games, and there is also drug trafficking inside.

According to sources from the local cops, some shops have no business license, only a permit for opening an internet and coffee shop, but when police officers carry out their inspections they go to take the money without about caring anything else.
Image
Image
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
pczz
Expatriate
Posts: 2075
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:00 pm
Reputation: 363
Location: phnom penh
Great Britain

Re: Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by pczz » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:21 pm

So gambling is bad and attract thieving and prostitution, and tge chinese are building places for gambling. Whatecer next? Knock doen snooky and start again.....
:facepalm:
User avatar
Duncan
Sir Duncan
Posts: 6397
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:22 pm
Reputation: 1364
Location: Wonder Why Central

Re: Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by Duncan » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:24 pm

pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:21 pm
So gambling is bad and attract thieving and prostitution, and tge chinese are building places for gambling. Whatecer next? Knock doen snooky and start again.....
:facepalm:

Yea, but that shooting fish game is bad news,,,, I say close these places down.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
pczz
Expatriate
Posts: 2075
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:00 pm
Reputation: 363
Location: phnom penh
Great Britain

Re: Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by pczz » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:28 pm

Duncan wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:24 pm
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:21 pm
So gambling is bad and attract thieving and prostitution, and tge chinese are building places for gambling. Whatecer next? Knock doen snooky and start again.....
:facepalm:

Yea, but that shooting fish game is bad news,,,, I say close these places down.
Absolutely right. They trashed golden sorya. He nade too much mobey out if them and dragged ares into the sewer. Apparently he is redevelopibg because he was told to remove the fish. They havent moved far, just a bit less visible
User avatar
tightenupvolume1
Expatriate
Posts: 1111
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:29 pm
Reputation: 236
Location: london
India

Re: Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by tightenupvolume1 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:04 pm

There are internet places where i live that charge about. £1 -&2 an hour, one place has 10 computers. Even if it was full for 12 hours a day which it isn,t how do they make enough to pay wages, rent etc.

charlie
a faint heart never fucked a pig
User avatar
prahocalypse now
Expatriate
Posts: 2417
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:27 am
Reputation: 1163
India

Re: Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by prahocalypse now » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:17 pm

I was under the impression that most of those 24 hour internet joints made their money by taking bets on football, mostly the EPL.

It seems that the store has an account with some online betting website and they place the bet on behalf of the customer who pays the store in cash. If the customer wins, the store takes a commission. If the customer loses, the store makes nothing.

If you go into one of these places on a Saturday night during the EPL season, it is obvious what is going on.
pczz
Expatriate
Posts: 2075
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:00 pm
Reputation: 363
Location: phnom penh
Great Britain

Re: Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by pczz » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:08 am

Funny during the World cup the Khmer were going nuts laying bets on England to win. I asked why? "we watch English football every week. English footballer very good" followed by a list of all the high earning stars in the EPL who are not English and can't play for England in the world cup :facepalm: Hope they are a bit more clued up by next time or the owners will not be making much commission, although I think they charge a small fee for placing the bet, win or lose
SockPuppet
Expatriate
Posts: 239
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 8:33 pm
Reputation: 18
Honduras

Re: Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by SockPuppet » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:19 am

have one of those shops on the corner next door to my apartment. Police SUV is parked outside the door on most days
Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes
User avatar
cptrelentless
Expatriate
Posts: 2778
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:49 am
Reputation: 425
Location: Sihanoukville
Korea North

Re: Concern that 24h internet shops are fronts for illegal activities

Post by cptrelentless » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:21 pm

Isn't viewing pornography also illegal? Clearly some of the patrons are criminal masturbators, if my browser history is anything to go by.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommandoRed, Gilmore, Joker Poker, Kammekor, lurcio, Majestic-12 [Bot], simon43, taabarang, Username Taken, YeP and 404 guests