Cambodia govt to run gaming industry workshop

The Cambodian government has announced plans to run a gaming industry workshop in September, gathering officials and industry executives to discuss the country’s laws and regulations.

Ros Phearun, deputy director of the Department of Financial Industry, told Khmer Times that the seminars will be a collaboration between the ministries of Economy and Finance and Interior and will aim to train government officials and members of the private sector involved in the gaming business.

“It will be the first time such a seminar is organized since the government doesn’t allow gaming-related advertising in the Kingdom,” said Phearun.

“We will also invite big casino companies from around the world to provide input on our regulation,” he added.

A Malaysian media company recently announced it will be organizing a gaming expo in Phnom Penh in November this year.

However, Phearun said the promotion of gambling-related events is strictly forbidden in Cambodia, and that the event will not be granted government permission.

“Promotion of gaming activities is prohibited. We will take action against the company,” he said.