Cambodia’s future uncertain amid casinos, Chinese investment and corruptionAntony Funnell, Radio Australia · March 14, 2018 at 12:01 amCross the land border from Thailand into Cambodia and what strikes you first are the casinos. Stretching almost to the security perimeter, they make an incongruous sight: candy-egg coloured concrete boxes, built to service an overseas clientele. Many others have popped up along the southern border crossing with Vietnam and in urban centres across the country. Some are flash, but many are non-descript, built purely for purpose. The entrance to one, in the coastal resort town of Sihanoukville, looks more like a large shopping centre than a gambling den. By one reading, the casinos are a sign of economic renewal in the tiny South-East Asian nation, which has struggled to break free of the deadly legacy of Pol Pot and the Killing Fields. But their proliferation is stirring up local concerns that the country’s development has taken a worrying turn.