A fresh call from a top government official aims to continue the momentum behind the fight against human trafficking and illicit gaming businesses in Cambodia.
The Rule of Illegal Gambling
In the nation, there are more unlicensed casinos than licensed ones. Despite the existence of 140 casinos across Cambodia, only 60 of them have permits, according to Phearun. Places like Sihoukanville have emerged as informal hotspots for criminal activity, and current high examples of abduction and human trafficking are pressuring Cambodia to take action. International news outlets have covered the crimes, as well as the United Nations has taken notice.
Quite a Challenge
It’s a massive challenge to prevent illegal betting & people smuggling, particularly in light of claims of rampant graft and corruption. Online gambling is a significant issue in Cambodia, albeit it can be more difficult to monitor. Thailand, which has recently closed and over 2,800 unlawful online gaming sites in the previous year, may always be contacted if the nation needs assistance in shutting down rogue online businesses.
Investigating Illicit Gaming
Officials are vigorously investigating illicit gaming, according to the secretary of digital society and the economy Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, who made this announcement today. Since 2020, they have already been successfully going after unregistered transmitters. The most recent number is higher than the first year’s. Thailand closed 1,259 sites between September 2020 and August 2021. Even if other websites could appear, this is still a big move in the correct direction.