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Casino investors counting on a full house in Vietnam's fledgling gaming industry

Gambling laws have been relaxed and the race is on to corner the billion-dollar market.

Casino finds itself in royal mess at Vietnam’s top resort town

The owners have reported multi-million dollar losses, blaming a drop in Chinese gamblers visiting Ha Long Bay.

Saigon lottery firm fails to match the numbers as profit plunges to 5-year low

Punters aren't interested in winning thousands of dollars anymore. They're dreaming of millions.
August 16, 2017 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Jackpot rising: Vietnam's love of gambling sends lottery sales skyrocketing

Millions of dollars in potential tax revenue has proved too tempting for the government to ignore.
March 01, 2017 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

Vietnam formally legalizes sports betting

Starting late March Vietnamese can bet on horse and greyhound races as well as a number of soccer matches.
February 03, 2017 | 06:14 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s casinos report slow business before lifting of gambling ban for locals

The numbers cast doubt on whether the industry, set to soon benefit from eased restrictions, has been as lucrative as many have thought.
February 02, 2017 | 02:06 pm GMT+7

$3 billion worth of lottery tickets sold in southern Vietnam in 2016

That did not include sales of Vietlott, a newcomer that has shaken the market with an American-style jackpot game.
January 18, 2017 | 09:00 pm GMT+7

Casinos must ban Vietnamese without decent income, family approval: draft rules

Newly proposed gambling rules allow locals to enter casinos for the first time, but set the income threshold at $440 per month.
January 14, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Following twists and turns, Vietnam may lift casino ban on locals after all

The move will certainly revive hopes for both locals and investors.
December 23, 2016 | 10:47 am GMT+7

54 detained for gambling on illegal cockfight in central Vietnam

Gambling on cockfights is illegal in Vietnam.
November 27, 2016 | 04:27 pm GMT+7

Vietnam considers legalizing sports betting

New rules are expected to be submitted to the government for review soon.
November 26, 2016 | 10:01 am GMT+7

HCMC may get tough on smoking, drinking in government offices

Under newly proposed rules, government employees will not be allowed to consume alcohol even during lunch breaks.
October 11, 2016 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Vietnam unwavering on casino ban for locals

The Ministry of Finance holds the cards when it comes to this call.
September 05, 2016 | 04:11 pm GMT+7

Multi-million-dollar gambling ring runs out of luck in Saigon

Amid the heat of the 2016 European Championships, Vietnam’s police have busted an illegal gambling ring worth $20 million, arresting 12 people.
July 01, 2016 | 04:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam busts open gambling ring worth $350 mln

Authorities in Vietnam have arrested 23 people involved in an illegal gambling ring valued at nearly VND8 trillion ($358 million).
June 15, 2016 | 03:25 pm GMT+7