casinos
NagaWorld employees gather at the Labor Ministry in Phnom Penh, calling for financial support during work suspensions on June 16, 2020. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

NagaWorld Casino Workers Protest After Suspension Pay Cut

About 200 NagaWorld employees demonstrated at the Labor Ministry on Tuesday after Phnom Penh’s sole licensed casino operator stopped offering workers suspension pay while casinos remain closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

NagaWorld II Casino and Resort in Phnom Penh (VOD)

Casinos, Rice Latest Sectors Hit by Covid-19 Restrictions

The nation’s casino and rice industries are the latest sectors to face restrictions as part of the government’s response to Covid-19, leaving some casino workers worried about lost income and the rice sector largely unfazed.

Striking workers protest outside the NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh on January 9, 2020. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

More Than 1,000 Naga Casino Workers Go on Strike

More than 1,000 workers at the NagaWorld casino began a strike on Thursday demanding higher wages and the reinstatement of their union representative, and vowed to continue until their demands were met.

Om Yentieng, head of the Anti-Corruption Unit, speaks at a meeting (Touch Sokha)

ACU Asks Foreign-Labor Inspector for Clarity Over $20,000 Casino Fine

The Anti-Corruption Unit has demanded a provincial foreign labor inspector to explain why he allegedly accepted $20,000 in fines from a Sihanoukville casino when the venue appeared to owe less than half that amount, according to a letter seen by VOD on Tuesday.

Jin Bei Casino in Sihanoukville

No New Licenses for Online Gambling: Hun Sen

The government will stop issuing new licenses for online gambling operators and crack down on those running without licenses due to their impact on security and public order, according to a directive dated Sunday and signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.