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Gaming Company Announces Casino in Poipet

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (EGA), announced Monday that it will break ground Thursday on a new $ 7.5million Slot Hall casino in Poipet province along the Thai border, EGA said in a statement.

The casino will open by the end of the year with 300 gaming machines spread over 1,100 square meters of space, according to the statement.

“The Poipet Project… will be constructed as an extension of an existing popular casino and will be operated by the company under its Dreamworld brand name,” according to the announcement.

EGA, which provides gaming machines to Phnom Penh’s Naga World Casino, is backed by Macau-based Melco International Development Limited, according to its website. The chairman of Melco is Lawrence Ho, the son of gambling mogul Stanley Ho.

The new project is only one of many casino related activities in recent months. Last week, EGA announced that it would hold the grand opening of another casino located in Pailin province called Dreamworld Casino.

In March, Melco announced in a financial statement that it would increase its involvement in Cambodia’s casino sector by providing 200 gaming machines for the $1 billion Thansur Bokor Resort and Casino on Bokor Mountain in Kampot province, which opened last week. That project is being developed by Sokha Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Sokimex.

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