Queenco signs Cambodian hotel casino deal

Yigal Zilkha's Queenco will own 70% of the joint venture, which will be based at the Holiday Palace Hotel in Sihanoukville in Cambodia.

Queenco Leisure International Ltd. (QLI) (LSE:QLI), today signed an agreement with Paradise Investment of Cambodia to operate a hotel, casino and other tourist facilities in the country at the Holiday Palace Hotel in Sihanoukville in Cambodia.

Queenco will own 70% of the joint venture and Paradise Investment 30%. The agreement is for a 25 year lease of the hotel with an option for a further 25 years. Queenco will pay $30,000 rent per month in quarterly installments.

After the announcement of the signing of the agreement Queenco chairman Yigal Zilkha said, "In recent years we have identified the potential of South East Asia and are working to expand the company's activities in the region. Growth in gaming activities in South East Asia in general and in Cambodia in particular is rapid and the business potential is far from being realized."

Queenco has hotel and casino activities in Greece, Serbia and Romania.

The company's share price is unchanged on the London Stock Exchange today at ₤3.39.

The share price of parent company Queenco (TASE:QNCO) fell 0.98% on the TASE in early afternoon trading to NIS 3.95.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 20, 2010

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