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Laos Casinos
By Adel Awwad -

Nestled between Thailand and Vietnam, Laos is one of the true jewels of Southeast Asia. Though some parts of it may not be as highly developed as its Indochina counterparts, there is one area where it has managed to keep up - casino gambling.
The Dansavanh Casino is located in Ban Muang Wa-Tha, Vientiane Province. This Laos casino brings in many jobs for the locals, who sometimes do not always have a chance to earn a living wage. The Dansavanh Casino is heavily reliant upon tourists in order to make money. Locals normally only work there and do not spend their wages on gambling. Because neighboring countries such as Thailand are littered with flashy, flamboyant casinos, Dansavanh Casino relies more on tourists from China, which borders Laos on the Northeastern tip (though they do get some Thai tourists in to gamble).The Chinese government has always been very much against gambling, especially within its own borders. This is why places such as Laos can open up casinos and be instantly successful–gamblers from other countries. Because gambling is so taboo in China, the tourists flock to casinos in excitement to satisfy their curiosity, and they usually spend pretty big. Laos casinos have long benefited from this type of spending.Recently, the Chinese government forbid their citizens to travel to other countries to gamble. This especially meant neighboring countries

such as Thailand and Laos. Because Laos does rely so heavily on commerce with China for income, they agreed to enforce the ban. Though this greatly hurt the income of Dansavanh (amongst others), they are still open for tourists from other countries. It is also believed that many Chinese still come to Laos to gamble, but it is not always in big public Laos casinos, such as Dansavanh.
Casino gambling in Laos features many of the same games that you would find at any other casino around the world. Games such as blackjack, baccarat, roulette, slot machines, and video poker can be found in the casinos. You can even have private or public tables to play at, if you so desire.Due to the beautiful resort communities and the ability to gamble within its borders, Laos will continue to be a force in the Southeast Asia tourist market. More beachfront properties and even resort casinos are in the planning and are likely to be opening in the near future. This provides not only entertainment, but also a source for jobs and government income for this underdeveloped nation

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have casino in laos that's a big mistake, and very bad idea, casino will cause a family problem.



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And what exactly kind of work do young Lao girls from the countryside go there to do?

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Casino is bad. It is gambling. It is vice.

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Read today news from KPL

Savanh Vegas Hotel and Casino to open soon


(KPL) The construction of Savanh Vegas Hotel and Casino Project in Savannakhet province is expected to be completed and operate in early September.


The statement was disclosed at a meeting between the Investment Promotion Department and the Chinese Sanum Investments Ltd, owner of the investment project, in Savannakhet province on 9 May. Savannakhet Governor Mr Vilayvanh Phomke was also on hand.


Commencing in late 2007, the construction made in the village of Nongdeun, Kaysone Phomvihane district, is now 70 per cent completed.


The developer of the project is also conducting a survey and preparation for a similar project in Paksong district, the southernmost province of Champassak.
The President of Sanum Investments Limited Benson Ko said early this month the investment projects in Savannakhet and Paksong, Champassak, were considered significant contribution to the national economic development. Both projects cost US$50 million with the government of Laos holding 20% of the shares.


Upon completion, Paksong-Vegas Project is expected to attract more foreign tourists, as it is considered the biggest five-star spa and resort in Asia.



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It's not a good idea to have a casino in Laos anymore
it's not a useful thing and it will cost lots of problem for Laos society

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everybody know gambling is bad, why still bring it into our country, something bad we should get rid off it. i feel bad for some family that husband or wife addicted to gamble, kids don't have food on the plate and it causing family problem. please ban the casino before it too late, its not worth it, you work so hard any you throw money with nothing return and don't let gamble ruin your life, you know better than that.

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why, don't built factory instead of casinos.



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lao hak lao mais tolérante

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CASINO=MAFIA IN LAOS=JEEB HAI VAI VOD. CHINA BUY LAOS. LAOS GOUVERNEMENT= STUPID


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There are lots of casinos in America.

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