Legal Update: Enhancing Mechanism to Prevent and Suppress Online Scams

In accordance with Royal Kram No. NS/RKM/1120/031 that enacted the Law on Gambling Management on November 14, 2020, Cambodia is making greater efforts to combat internet scams within its casino business. The Commission on Duties to Combat Scammed Online has partnered with the General Secretariat of the Commercial Gambling Management Commission of Cambodia ("CGMC") to closely monitor gambling activities in Sihanoukville, in line with an earlier instruction that emphasizes the management of gambling businesses within Cambodia. In an effort to improve supervision, the CGMC released a new directive requiring casino owners and operators to closely follow the terms of their licenses, work with law enforcement to track down and report online fraud and gaming, and make sure that all current rules are followed.

Failure to comply may lead to significant consequences, such as the revocation of one's license. The CGMC highlights the significance of these rules, asking operators to thoroughly execute the steps in order to effectively prevent and reduce online scams.