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Donaco’s Casino Gamble Matter in Cambodia has got Complicated




Donaco International’s immersion in the legal proceedings with its biggest individual shareholder has got complicated. The shares of Donaco’s biggest institutional shareholder (Orchard Capital Partners Asia) which were not obtained through a loan default by Joey Lim (co-founder of Donaco International) have been seized by the Australian regulators.

After the demise of Joey Lim’s grandfather, Lim Goh Tong in 2007, Joey Lim handled his business and listed Donaco on the ASX by reverse takeover in 2013. He entered a deal to acquire Star Vegas, the largest casino in Poipet, which made him a regional player. Donaco invested US$360 million to own Star Vegas from the Thai businessman and politician, Somboon Sukjaronkraisri. However, Somboon entered an agreement to manage the casino for a couple of years with a guarantee of giving US$60 annually. Later, the two businessmen got entangled in a legal dispute due to the rights issue of Lim’s loan with Somboon’s shares.

After the failure of the agreement for Somboon’s management deal extension, the operation of two casinos up the road from Star Vegas contributed to an increase in the conflict with Donaco. Following Donaco’s efforts in upgrading Star Vegas guest rooms and its gaming floor, the casino unit has claimed that Somboon’s casinos violated the non-compete clause in the sales agreement. Due to this, the two parties are going through the arbitration process in Singapore and litigation procedure in Australia, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Lim failed to pay multiple payments in 2018 to the lender OCP Asia. Due to the loan defaults by Lim, OCP Asia acquired 27% shares of Donaco. Following this, Lim, Donaco director filed complaints to Australia’s Takeover Panel related to OCP Asia’s acquisition. It is decided that OCP Asia didn’t breach any regulations but it acquired shares at the time when the market didn’t have any knowledge about Lim’s loan default.

The growth of Thai casino industry has contributed to the introduction of many popular online casinos such as scr888. And hence it is important for Donaco International to resolves all its disputes to take advantage of the growth opportunities. Ending the complications is the only medium which could help Donaco to raise the value of its shares in the industry.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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Top Road Trip Destinations in Canada




Did you know that 1.93 million Americans traveled to Canada in 2020? That number was down year-over-year due to COVID-related travel restrictions. 

While some Americans visit the Great White North via plane, others prefer road trips. It can be fun to plan an itinerary, book a hotel, pack the luggage, load your family into the car, and head to the border. But if a road trip to Canada is in the plans for you and yours this summer, what Canadian destinations are worth the potentially thousands of miles of driving? Keep reading to learn about the top road trip destinations in Canada.

Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan

Grasslands National Park is one of Canada’s 44 national parks and park reserves. Whether you’re an earlier bird or a night owl, the national park in Southern Saskatchewan provides an ideal prairie landscape. It’s the perfect place to unwind, immerse yourself in nature, and recalibrate your life.

Enjoy the great outdoors on a campsite, or take part in hiking adventures by exploring trails. The solitude and breathtaking beauty of this national park will leave you in awe. Make time for the Ecotour Scenic Drive. It’s about 20 km (around 12.5 miles) long and will take one to three hours to complete depending on your pace. 

Toronto to Stratford, Ontario

If there’s one Canadian city most Americans have heard of, it’s Toronto. Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the fourth largest city on the continent. It’s also home to the only authentic castle in North America. Casa Loma, located in midtown Toronto, is worth the visit. So, too, is the CN Tower, which is the biggest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The city also has citizens representing 200+ ethnic groups. 

While there’s plenty to see and do in Toronto, why stop there? It’s a good idea to include a Toronto-to-Stratford excursion while on your road trip to Canada. You must travel 150 km (about 93 miles ) west to get to Stratford. You’ll see Victorian architecture and get to take in the live theater. Most Americans probably haven’t heard of Stratford before. But when you come for a visit, there’s a good possibility you won’t ever forget it.

North Cape Coastal Drive, Prince Edward Island

If you haven’t ever taken a road trip to Prince Edward Island, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s Canada’s smallest province, but it sure offers a boatload of fun. Are you a foodie or do you like to indulge in the local cuisine when traveling? Check out the western peninsula. You can delight your tastebuds with the range of food available. 

Make time to visit the Canadian Potato Museum in the province. After taking in the sites and attractions at the museum, enjoy a meal at the onsite PEI Potato Country Kitchen. The menu has items like the chili topped baked potato, which features a baked potato, homemade chili, and cheese. Meanwhile, the pulled pork potato features a baked potato topped with pulled pork, cheese, and sour cream on the side. That’s just a sampling, and all baked potato dishes are served with fresh-cut, homemade chips.

If you’re intersted in a U.S. to Canada road trip this year, the options above will give you some ideas. The sky’s the limit since there’s so much to see and do. 

You’ll want to ensure your vehicle is in good working order to avoid breakdowns. You’ll also want to stay alert on the road since you’ll be traveling a lot of miles and spending hours behind the wheel of your car. 

If you get into an accident, you must know what to do. In addition to reporting the accident, calling your insurer, and possibly even booking a rental car to complete your road trip, you’ll want to contact a personal injury lawyer if anyone is injured. 

No one wants to consider accidents or injuries when on a road trip. But it’s best to hope for the best while being prepared for the worst. You’ll enjoy the journey and the destination a lot more when you’ve done everything possible to prepare for any possible issues.

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