Cambodia border casinos and Asia’s soccer gambling obsession

In gritty town on Thai-Cambodia border, Asia’s soccer gambling obsession is on display – Fox News, February 16, 2013
…Authorities turn a blind eye to the bookmakers, even those who operate outside the casinos, which are run by powerful tycoons with links to the corruption-riddled government in Phnom Penh, the capital.
In September, police arrested 100 Indonesians in Phnom Penh for illegally running a soccer betting site from two houses in the city.
One bookmaker’s Malaysian manager, who refused to give his name because of the illegal nature of his business, conceded that the operation was running “on borrowed time.”
The websites operating in the town employ Indonesians, Thais and other nationalities on telephone help lines and computer chat rooms to assist people setting up accounts in their home countries.
Rooms in hotels and casinos are rented out to these operators, giving the town something of a gold rush atmosphere…

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