A combination of Thai and foreign tourists have been left stranded at the border with Cambodia as authorities prevented entry into Cambodia.
Those stranded were mainly gamblers wishing to visit the newly opened Cambodian casino, which sits over the border from the Ban Kruat district of Buriram province
Authorities began banning “outsiders” from gaining access to the casino and nearby shopping centre, permitting only people who lived in the Ban Kruat to enter.
The result is that thousands of people are now stranded. No reason has been provided as to why they will not let the people crossover.
Many had travelled from as far afield as Bangkok to try their luck in the casino.