Donaco International To Reopen Cambodian Casino

Pending the reopening of the border with Thailand, Donaco International Limited reopened its Cambodian casino, Star Vegas in Poipet, with limited operations.

In a Friday filing, the company stated that the limited reopening would allow it to “test its operational systems whilst ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff and visitors.”

After an order from Prime Minister Hun Sen for all Cambodian casinos to suspend operations, Star Vegas has been closed since 1 April. The order was lifted on 3 July pending individual approvals from the Ministry of Health, however, given the majority of its company comes from neighbouring Thailand, Donaco had until now refrained from reopening.

The company said Friday it does not anticipate any major short-term increase in revenues or expenses while the border remains closed, but said both Star Vegas and its Vietnam casino, Aristo International, are prepared to resume full operations if and when post-COVID-19 conditions improve and in accordance with the flow of cross-border travel with the reopening of international borders.

“The Company will continue to maintain its tight cost control strategy, while operations remain at limited operating capacity; and management will maintain the discretion to tailor up or down the pace of operations to local conditions,” Donaco said.