Casinos are one of the enterprises that are conditionally allowed to operate in Vietnam. There are not many legal casinos-6 casinos. Among them, currently only the Phu Quoc Corona Casino is open to Vietnamese and can gamble in Vietnam.
Are there casinos in Vietnam?
Casinos are one of the enterprises that are conditionally allowed to operate in Vietnam. The number of legal casinos is not more than 6 casinos. Among them, currently only the Phu Quoc Corona Casino is open to Vietnamese and can gamble in Vietnam.
Around the world, casinos are usually built near important tourist cities or luxury hotels and resorts, so they are associated with the image of wealth and luxury. In Vietnam, this fashionable form of entertainment is no exception. Vietnam has 6 licensed casinos located in Haiphong, Lao Cai, Da Nang and other regions and provinces with developed tourism. However, most casinos in Vietnam only serve foreign tourists, so although this form of entertainment has been around for a long time, it has not really reached the masses.
Vietnam's largest casino
Tushan Casino is the first licensed casino in Vietnam opened in 1995. Tushan Casino is known as one of the most strictly confidential casinos. Vietnamese people are not allowed to enter or even visit inside the casino. Tushan Casino also stipulates that: cameras and camcorders are not allowed, bags and foreign objects are not allowed, and guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to enter.
As the oldest casino in Vietnam, Tushan Casino also experienced many ups and downs in financial matters. Specifically, after the first three years of losses, Tushan Casino was profitable in the following years. But in 2005 the casino lost more than 47 billion VND, and then continued to lose money from 2008 to 2012. As of now, Tushan Casino's market share has been greatly reduced due to competition from newer and more modern casinos.
Halong Casino or Royal Casino, Royal International Gaming Club is located in Baishan (Bãi Cháy)-the casino opened in 2003 and covers an area of more than 7,000 square meters. The Halong casino equipment is also considered to be very modern and advanced equipment, with many gaming tables and 70 slot machines and a system of 5 popular games such as Baccarat, Roulette, Sic Bo, Blackjack and Texas Hold'em. The casino is open 24 hours a day. Despite the excellent location of the Halong Casino, the business situation is not optimistic due to the limited market share of customers-from 2013 to 2017, the company has been reporting losses.
Since 2013, Hao Zhuang Casino has been in operation. It is built in one of the most beautiful areas of the famous Vung Tau Ba Ria Beach Resort and is currently the largest casino in Vung Tau Province. The casino is located in the Hao Zhuang Resort and Entertainment Complex. The total investment of the entire project is as high as 4 billion US dollars. It is one of the leading modern casinos in the region including Vietnam.
The Hao Zhuang Casino is composed of 90 gaming tables and 614 gaming machines. It is the first casino in Vietnam to be licensed to deal directly with foreign customers. The project will be completed in 2020 and the casino will be upgraded to 180 gaming tables and 2,000 gaming machines.
Lao Cai Aristo Casino
The Aristo Casino is located in the center of Old Street, the Aristo Hotel belonging to the Donaco Group (Australia). The casino opened in 2014 and is known as the largest casino in Lao Cai Province today, with 300 slot machines and 48 gaming tables. The clients of Lao Cai Aristo Casino are foreigners, mainly Chinese. The income of Lao Cai Aristo Casino is quite good.
Crown International Club Danang
Crown International Club Danang is located at the Silver Shores International Resort on the beach of Bắc Mỹ An. The casino opened in 2009 and has a total area of 15,000 square meters, divided into 2 floors. The first floor includes roulette, blackjack, baccarat and other popular game systems in many casinos all over the world,... the second floor is the area for VIP guests. The number of equipment at Crown International Club Danang is approximately 122 gaming machines and 22 gaming tables.
Crowne Plaza International Club Danang only allows foreigners and Vietnamese citizens with foreign passports to enter the casino. Located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the casino has more than 500 rooms and is one of the luxury hotels in Da Nang City.
Phu Quoc Corona Resort & Casino
Phu Quoc Island Casino is located in the entertainment area of the 5-star Corona Resort and Casino Resort, on the Bai Dai beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. This is the first casino in Vietnam that allows Vietnamese to play in Vietnam, and it has been operating since 2019. The Corona Casino on Phu Quoc Island has a full set of imported interior systems, 100 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines, including the most popular 8 fashionable games selected from many casinos around the world.
In the area of 18,000 square meters, divided into two floors, in addition to the entertainment area, there are also restaurants and bar chains that provide snacks and luxury drinks. In the casino area, there is also a separate swimming pool that provides luxurious and elegant views, and deserves the title of "Vietnam Las Vegas".
The profit of the Phu Quoc Casino in Vietnam exceeds 600 billion VND. For Vietnamese tourists, it is a very attractive entertainment activity. Located in a five-star hotel including a Radisson Blu, high-end Almaz shopping-food center, Corona Theater and other resorts-the entertainment center is also Casino Corona (Casino Corona) Has contributed to the charm.
Hoi An South Coast Integrated Entertainment Resort
Suncity Group, VMS Investment Group and VinaCapital Group's joint venture project "Hoi An South Coast Integrated Entertainment Resort" officially started trial operation on June 28, 2020, and held a simple and grand opening ceremony, marking the transformation of Suncity Group into integrated entertainment A brand new milestone for resort operators, and Hoi An South Bank will officially kick off in 2021.
Some rules when gambling in Vietnamese casinos
Since 2017, the Vietnamese state has made the following amendments to the "Vietnam Casino Law":
Foreigners and Vietnamese who have legally entered Vietnam with a complete passport issued by a foreign competent authority to live abroad and valid travel documents.
Trial implementation of a plan to allow Vietnamese people to gamble in casino operations for three years. From the day when the first casino business was allowed to start the pilot program, Vietnamese can gamble at the casino’s business premises.
Since 2019, Phu Quoc Island Casino has opened and piloted Vietnamese people into gambling. The pilot period is 3 years, after which the government will consider and evaluate whether to continue allowing Vietnamese to gamble in casinos.
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