Online Gambling Shop Raided by Phnom Penh Police

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Online Gambling Shop Raided by Phnom Penh Police

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:35 am

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Cambodia News (Phnom Penh): On April 17, 2020, the police cracked down an online gambling shop on street 586, Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh. The raid led by Mr. Ek Khundoeun, the inspector, collaborated with Khan Toul Kok police and Beung Kok police.
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The police arrested seven people, five women and two men, and confiscated all the equipment. The suspects with the evidence were sent to Khan Toul Kok police station, and the shop has been closed.

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Re: Online Gambling Shop Raided by Phnom Penh Police

Post by Doc67 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:02 pm

Why would anyone gamble online? I never understood this.

If you go to a casino and play blackjack or roulette you can physically see the cards being turned or the little ball bounce around the wheel.

You know (or ought to know) that the odds are stacked against you over the long term but you can get lucky and have a win now and then. If you then walk out and never return you might actually beat the house.

But when you are playing with a computer, the card or the little ball is just in your imagination. The images you see are just pixels of light being controlled by the people who stand to lose if you win. Do people just accept those as a random result of them pressing the 'play' key, or whatever they do to start losing money?

It's like playing heads or tails for money, but with no coin - just the person you are playing it with deciding if it is a head or a tail. Would you play that game? **

Am I missing something?

** if you would, please PM me right away.
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Re: Online Gambling Shop Raided by Phnom Penh Police

Post by Bubble T » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:21 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:02 pm
Am I missing something?
Yes. What you're describing is what online casinos looked like in their infancy in the late 90's and early 00's. Now an online casino is basically just a video feed to a real casino. You see a real person dealing real cards in real time, and they interact with you to prove it. Gambling is still dumb and I don't encourage it or condone it, but there's nothing inherently more dumb about doing it via a video feed than in an actual casino.
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Re: Online Gambling Shop Raided by Phnom Penh Police

Post by Doc67 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:28 pm

Bubble T wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Doc67 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:02 pm
Am I missing something?
Yes. What you're describing is what online casinos looked like in their infancy in the late 90's and early 00's. Now an online casino is basically just a video feed to a real casino. You see a real person dealing real cards in real time, and they interact with you to prove it. Gambling is still dumb and I don't encourage it or condone it, but there's nothing inherently more dumb about doing it via a video feed than in an actual casino.
Oh ok. So who are those people in the pictures? What is their role in the operation? Where is the actual casino and why, if online gambling is illegal here, don't they just go somewhere that it is illegal?
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Re: Online Gambling Shop Raided by Phnom Penh Police

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:00 pm

A second online gambling shop in Phnom penh was raided and closed by police the next day:
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Cambodia News (Phnom Penh): On April 18, 2020, Khan Russey Keo police raided an online gambling shop and arrested six people in possession of drugs, in the house no. 1, Street 907, Sangkat Toul Sangke, Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh.
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The raid was led by Mr. Chea Pisey, the governor, and coordinated by Mr. Sek Vannak, the Phom Penh court prosecutor. The police confiscated 13 CPU, 14 monitors, 13 Keyboards, a TV, a motorbike buttery, a few chairs, and arrested six people with packets of drugs.

The suspects with the evidence were sent to Khan Russey Keo police station to follow the legal action.
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