Cambodia's bid to be 'New Macau' stirs old wounds as Chinese cash in

Cambodia's bid to be 'New Macau' stirs old wounds as Chinese cash in

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-01-28 08:01

Cambodia's love affair with China has meant a sizeable cash injection for the once-impoverished Southeast Asian country AFP/TANG CHHIN Sothy

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia: A businessman leaves a smoky room US$1,500 poorer from a game of Baccarat at a casino in Sihanoukville - an increasingly common scene in the Cambodian beachtown as it becomes a honeypot for Chinese gamblers and investors at a pace worrying marginalised locals.

"It's not so bad if I lost tonight," said Dong Qiang, adding: "I will try my luck tomorrow."

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