Hong Kong-based Century Entertainment International Holdings, formerly known as Amax International Holdings Limited, announced that they will relocate its gaming tables from a gaming floor in Preah Sihanouk province to Chinese-owned resort Dara Sakor in Koh Kong province.

According to the announcement, Lion King, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheung Shing Global Travel Entertainment Limited (CSG), has decided to move its casino operations from its existing location at Sihanoukville’s Sunshine Bay Hotel to a potential new location situated at Building 89, Long Bay, Say Phuthong Boulevard, Dara Sakor, Koh Kong Province.

The company’s contract with the hotel ended on October 1 and the move was endorsed by Lion King CEO and chairman Ng Man Sun.

The announcement said that on September 30, CSG entered into a casino lease and operation agreement with Long Bay Entertainment Co Ltd, the independent landlord of Dara Sakor, for a term beginning October 1 and ending September 2035.

Long Bay Entertainment is a company incorporated in Cambodia with limited liability and is principally engaged in property investment and property development.

The company said: “Dara Sakor, Koh Kong Province is one of the most rapidly developing districts in Cambodia and is a well-known tourism destination in Southeast Asia. The second new location at Dara Sakor is surrounded by luxury hotel resorts and a golf course.

“In addition, a new international airport, which allows sizable flights to land and depart, is under construction at Dara Sakor. It is expected that the first phase of Dara Sakor International Airport development project will finish before the end of this year.”

The company added that the gross floor area of the second new location is 10,500sqm. Lion King is currently working on the construction plan and installation of necessary equipment for the casino at the new location.

The plans for the new casino call for 80 slot machines, 40 mass gaming tables and 55 VIP gaming tables. The casino will also feature a Chinese restaurant, spa and nightclub, which are all subject to the finalised design and layout. Lion King said that the casino is expected to be opened by January 31.

As of September 27, there were eight casinos planning to reopen in Sihanoukville.