Hundreds of workers crowd outside Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino waiting to give samples for Covid-19 testing on March 12, 2021. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

NagaCorp Records $77.2M in Losses Amid Closure, Layoff Dispute

NagaCorp, the Hong Kong-listed parent company of Phnom Penh’s exclusive-operating casino NagaWorld, reported losses for the first time since the company was publicly listed, amid the pandemic and an ongoing labor dispute with more than 300 laid-off employees.

Authorities blocked sidewalk in front of Poipet's Diamond City Casino after it closed due to Covid-19 in a photo posted to the Banteay Meanchey provincial police Facebook page on April 27, 2021.

Poipet’s Border Casino Workers Are Out of Work, Out of Options

Poipet city’s casino industry has been shuttered since late April as they became Covid-19 hotspots, and it’s been more than three months of scraping by for many of the thousands of casino workers who found themselves out of work.