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Poipet, Cambodia's Number Two Casino Destination, Gears Up To Go Global by Muhammad Cohen

Poipet, a Cambodian boomtown on the Thai border, is 400 kilometers and light years away from world-class NagaWorld in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. However, Poipet has the closest legal casinos to Bangkok at 250 kilometers, a three to four-hour drive on excellent roads. That proximity gives this former refugee center and last redoubt of the Khmer Rouge Cambodia's second-highest casino revenue, even though a baccarat hand requiring a $100 wager at NagaWorld can be played in Poipet for under $1.

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