Last week there were many things happening in Phenom Penh related to online gambling. The authorities from Cambodia shut down an important online gambling ring.
The raids were mainly pointing to the Chamkar Mon District and the action took place in three different villas from which more than 60 people were arrested and remained into police custody. More than half of the arrested people were from Cambodia, while the rest of them were from different countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Malaysia.
As you read this the police is most likely trying to figure out what were the games that were played in the ring. At the same time there was a security guard that stated to be a very good number of games played, including betting on football.
The raid that happened in Cambodia can be considered to be a curious case, especially since at this moment there are no laws to prohibit the online gambling.
The position of the authorities regarding the gambling that is done on the internet should be different. First of all there has to be laws to regulate the gambling and an institution that takes care of checking to make sure that everything is alright. And second there has to be taxes imposed to the online gambling and this way you can be sure that everybody will be happy.