|Chinese New Year is here and Thais may need to place their bets online. The Aranyaprathet-Poipet border between Thailand and Cambodia is closed this New Year and the thousands of Thais who normally cross into Cambodia to visit casinos are left without a venue to gamble during this portent time.|
As Cambodian casinos are considering laying off workers if the boarders are slow to open, net casinos are redoubling their interests in Asia. Most major net casinos already offer Asian language sites, and many have added Asian specific games such as sic bo and pai gow.
There are however several considerations that impede many smaller online casinos from entering the Asian market including unfamiliar banking and payment formats and the need to utilize local partners to help insure success.
Online casinos wish the best of luck to Asian gamblers this week with special bonuses and events.