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Poipet project: Gaming firm starts build on slot hall

Poipet project: Gaming firm starts build on slot hall

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc, which today will launch its Dreamworld Casino in Pailin, also will break ground on a slot hall project in Poipet, near the Thai border, on Thursday, according to a company statement.

EGA’s so-called Poipet Project will comprise a 1,100-square-metre hall in an existing casino in Pailin, with 300 electronic gaming machine seats, according to a company statement. The project cost US$7.5 million, the statement said.

“We are pleased to begin the development phase of our exciting new Dreamworld Poipet Project and plan to commence full construction efforts shortly,” EGA chairman and CEO Clarence Chung said in a statement.

“Our entrance into the established and growing gaming market of Poipet is a positive step in our strategy to become a leading developer and operator of regional casinos and gaming venues in Indo-China.”

The groundbreaking ceremony for the slot hall, which will also be branded under the Dreamworld name, follows EGA’s earlier announcement that it would launch its Dreamworld Casino in Pailin province today.

Dreamworld is opening is the first phase of a US$2.5 million casino project expected to comprise 1,100 square metres of gaming space, 30 game tables and 40 slot machines near the Thailand-Cambodia border, the Post reported on Monday.

The casino is to be Dreamworld’s first such development project to open, and it expects to draw “mass market and VIP premium players visiting from surrounding areas”, according to a statement.

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