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Online Gambling in Cambodia

Gambling is illegal in Cambodia so there is a chance that players may not get paid even if they win. Players break the law whenever they play real money casino table games so they cannot go after the casino or even expect help from the police if they don't receive payment for their winnings. Players would have the same concern in Cambodia online casino. And they also have to worry about how fair the games are since casino websites in Cambodia are unregulated.

Online players would be better off using websites by companies based in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar where there are gambling commissions that give licenses to online casino sites. Gibraltar is one of the first to have a gambling commission - the Gibraltar Regulator Authority (GRA), which is now one of the oldest gambling commissions. In the 1990s, it is where UK bookmakers opened their first online casinos. The UK had its own gambling commission in 2005 patterned after Gibraltar's GRA.

An online casino company granted with GRA license would offer more security for players. Before being given a license, a gaming company first needs to have its software audited. GRA would not issue license to a company if its software shows evidence of rigged or unfair games. In addition, GRA performs regular re-tests of software to ensure adherence to the rules.

Funding an account

An online casino player in Cambodia may find that an eWallet system similar to PayPal may be the best option for funding online account in UK casinos. Credit card, debit card or even bank wires from Cambodia are not allowed. A good example of an eWallet system is Skrill, www.skrill.com. As soon as a Skrill account is set up and funded, usually through wire transfer, it can be used to deposit money to any online casino site. Withdrawing fund is convenient, too. A cashout request to a Skrill account can be done anytime and money can be withdrawn from Skrill directly to a Cambodian bank account.