Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 30 – At least 200,000 Chinese had left Cambodia as of late 2019 following the closure of online gambling, according to General Department of Immigration’s report released Thursday at the 2019 annual congress.

The Royal Government of Cambodia decided to stop granting licenses to online gambling inside and outside the kingdom, according to the circular signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on 18 August 2019.

"All types and forms of online gambling in Cambodia are illegal and must entirely stop by 2019.”
The circular added that police and relevant authority must investigate and obstruct all forms of illegal online gambling.