A fresh casino that is cambodian the border with Thailand has provoked a bizarre border stand-off involving the two countries.
A go of the casino that is new before its opening on April 7. It probably still appears lot similar to this, brain you, since both Thais and Cambodians are barred from visiting it.
Since it’s illegal for the residents of both countries to gamble in casinos, the Saitaku Resort and Casino, which opened weeks ago at the Chong Sai Taku temporary edge crossing in Cambodia’s Ban Kruat district, was relying on attracting each of its footfall from across the edge in Thailand.
This seemed like an audio company plan, until Thai authorities, on the nights the casino’s soft opening on April 7, prohibited their citizens from crossing the checkpoint to check out it.
Therefore, we have a beautiful new casino that no one, or at minimum no one born within hundreds of miles from it, can actually visit.
In retaliation this week, Cambodian authorities banned its citizens from crossing the border to visit Thailand.
This stalemate is damaging the company for local tradesmen on both sides whom depend on cross-border activity due to their livelihoods. Santi Uthumporn, mayor of the tambon Chanthop Phet Municipality in Ban Kruat district, told the Bankok Post that trade had plunged from several million baht a week to almost zero.
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