The Royal Group of Companies announced on May 20 that it was setting up a high-tech
lottery operation in Cambodia with a first prize pegged at $1.2 million or over Riels
Lottery tickets will be sold in Phnom Penh for Riels 2,500 and entries will be confirmed
using the internet in conjunction with the International Lottery in Liechtenstein
Foundation, according to a press release.
"The internet lotto will be part of our learning curve. We plan in time to have
a nationwide Cambodian Lotto and the cooperation and assistance provided by the International
Red Cross and Red Crescent Plus Lotto in Liechtenstein will allow us to become familiar
with the very latest forms of technology used in this business," Royal Group
Chairman Meng Kith is quoted as saying.
"Tiny Cambodia has not only entered the era of the Internet and the World Wide
Web, but has become one of the first nations in the world to operate lotteries over
the internet," the press statement added.