Casinos in Malaysia
There is only one casino in all of Malaysia, but it's one of the biggest in the world. The Casino de Genting is located in the Genting Highlands of Pahang. The casino is close to the border of Thailand and as a result many of the casino's customers are Thai. It's open 24 hours a day and has a staff of 13,000 workers. The casino is open to everyone except for local Muslims, who are forbidden to gamble because of their religious beliefs.
Casino de Genting houses 3,000 gambling machines and 500 table games of all varieties, from Pontoon and Blackjack to Caribbean Stud and Three Card Poker. There are 29 restaurants on site, along with 6 hotels that have a total of almost 9,000 rooms. Guests can also enjoy a theme park complete with a roller coaster, a pool, a Cineplex, a bowling alley, a golf course, and much more. The casino has made its owner one of the wealthiest men in Malaysia; he has since built a similar resort in Singapore.
Online Casinos in Malaysia
There are no online casinos in Malaysia. Genting does offer an internet casino, but it is licensed and hosted on the Isle of Man, and is not available to Malaysian players. In fact, online gambling in Malaysia is prohibited. The government has a few loose measures in place to try to prevent players from using foreign sites, but these are not strictly enforced.
Malaysian players looking to gamble online simply use foreign internet casinos. Banks in Malaysia are supposed to block transactions to and from online gambling websites, but they often don't. They have also been known to punish people who run internet cafes that let people gamble online, but the players themselves can avoid trouble easily when using foreign online casinos in Malaysia.