Casino operator and gaming equipment provider Entertainment Gaming Asia (EGA) has announced May 9 as the official opening date for its new Dreamworld Club in Poipet, Cambodia. The $7.5m slots hall on the border with Thailand features 300 gaming seats and has been operating under a ‘soft launch’ since March 28, entertaining both VIP and mass market gamblers from the surrounding areas.
EGA already operates the Dreamworld Pailin gaming joint on the Cambodia/Thai border and the Dreamworld Kampot is set to open along Cambodia’s border with Vietnam later this year. EGA also supplies gaming machines to facilities in the Philippines and gaming chips to casinos such as Solaire Manila in the Entertainment City project. EGA CEO Clarence Chung says the official opening of Dreamworld Poipet will mark “a positive step in our strategy to become a leading developer and operator of regional casinos and gaming venues in Indo-China.”
Anyone who hits it big at Dreamworld may wish to keep quiet about it. EGA also supplies gaming machines to the NagaWorld casino in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, where a 44-year-old Japanese businessman named Kitakura Kosei won a large sum of money only to end up dead. In early March, Kosei spent an enjoyable evening at NagaWorld with his girlfriend, but sadly, his winning ways did not go unnoticed.
Later that night, Kosei was attacked outside his apartment building by two men, who shot Kosei twice in the stomach after he refused to hand over a bag containing his winnings. Kosei died before he could receive medical attention. Last week, police arrested three suspects in the slaying at the NagaWorld casino. The Cambodia Daily reported that the suspects confessed to being part of a group that set out to rob Kosei. Two other members of the group remain at large.