Poker Rooms in Malaysia
Poker rooms in Malaysia are considering a new trend in the gambling business. The government has however launched many campaigns against poker rooms in Malaysia. In fact, poker rooms in Malaysia are still not completely legal. They are however viewed with some degree of caution by local government and police officials. The main concern though is safety. There have been instances where local authorities have raided poker rooms secretly, causing chaos in the poker rooms in Malaysia.
Therefore, it’s best not to play poker in Malaysia just yet. Like in the US, poker in Malaysia is facing certain issues that could spell trouble for its continued existence. One of them is poker rooms in Mississippi and Oklahoma that run illegally without following any gambling license laws. They do not follow the minimum standards of safety for gambling that’s required in most other countries. These casinos are still operating in spite of the serious dangers they present. The only way they can operate legally is if they get a gaming license from the government.
Poker rooms in Malaysia, however, aren’t the only place that’s in danger of closure due to hurricanes. An existing casino in Sabah in the Celebes Sea was also threatened with closure for safety reasons. The reason is that the casino is located on an island and could be severely damaged by a hurricane. A local entrepreneur however, is hoping that his efforts to lobby for the reopening of the casino will finally push through.
A casino in Taman negara was also threatened with closure due to the flooding that washed away part of the land on which the establishment is built. This followed a series of natural disasters that destroyed most of the crops and left the town without the food it needs to function normally. This left the rice fields vulnerable to damage from a flood which then destroyed most of the crops in the area. The water that caused the flooding was removed by an open sea and returned later on by the tides. The casino, which was also located in Taman negara, is trying hard to recover although it may take several years.
If a hurricane were to hit Malaysia, the two major islands of Penang and Putra are prone to large scale destruction. Penang Island, which is slightly closer to the equator than Putra, is home to the popular Putra Beach poker hall. Poker rooms in Malaysia such as the one in Genting Malay, however, are mostly based in Sabah, Borneo, and Java. It is not highly probable that any of the major cities of Sabah would suffer a direct hit, although floods in Borneo have in the past hit the tourist center of Bali.
The largest threat of a direct hit is a massive hurricane or tropical storm. Since most casinos are located along the coastline, if there were to be a strong typhoon or hurricane that hit the region it could cause flooding and a massive mud slide across the surface of the islands. In the case of the typhoon, if the northern part of the island was hit, the tourism and commerce would be severely affected. The western part of the island would be fine. However, if the typhoon had traveled further inland and hit the eastern part of the island, much of the food and livestock would be lost. This is what has led to many people converting their hotels into emergency shelters.
Although many of these casinos would fare better than their counterparts in the US, there are some exceptions. In the case of the legendary Treasure Bay Casino in Malaysia, the effects of a hurricane were too much for the building to handle. All five casinos closed down as the only way to save the one casino was to seal off the remaining few from the public. This meant that virtually all of the hotel’s furnishings were destroyed. Even the hotel staff had to leave the hotel in search of higher ground, leaving the Treasure Bay with nothing but a few broken windows.
When the dust settled, Treasure Bay was left with an ugly hole in its structure. Despite all of this, the Treasure Bay did manage to hold on for a few years before succumbing to financial problems. Like many of the casinos around the world, Malaysian casinos are still fighting hard to keep their heads above water. Whether they will fare better in the long run remains to be seen, however for the time being the Treasure bay casino in Mississippi is no more.