List of casinos in Vietnam ( April 2024 updated )

 Gambling activities for Vietnamese citizens are currently considered illegal in Vietnam. 

Currently, in Vietnam there are only 6 legal casinos serving foreigners, most of them are at a loss, only Aristo Lao Cai and Loi Lai Casino - Quang Ninh are profitable (2016).

Entertainment services with prizes in general, including casino services, have long been considered a conditional business sector in Vietnam. Previously, projects in this field were licensed by the Ministry of Planning and Investment with the permission of the Prime Minister.

But with the policy of comprehensive decentralization, currently (2010) licensing is assigned to the People's Committees of provinces and cities.

A number of casino projects in Vietnam are being started, such as a casino resort, by Chow Tai Fook, a corporation headquartered in Hong Kong, and VinaCapital, worth up to 4 billion USD in Nam Hoi An (located between the two districts of Duy Tan). Xuyen and Thang Binh district) in Quang Nam province, expected to go into operation in 2018.

1. Corona Resort & Casino Phu Quoc.

This is the first legal casino in Vietnam to pilot open for Vietnamese people to play within 3 years according to Decree No. 03/2017/ND-CP.

Conora Resort & Casino Phu Quoc is one of the highlight projects; attract and develop local tourism. The only casino entertainment complex for Vietnamese people to play has a total investment of more than one billion USD for phase one and will increase to 2 billion USD for phase 2. The project creates more than 2,500 jobs for Phu Quoc. 

The Prime Minister has issued Decision No. 1440/QD-TTG on the policy of investing in casinos in Phu Quoc, and at the same time piloting allowing Vietnamese people to play, based on proposals from investors and ministries, branches, and agencies. as well as Kien Giang province. The pilot implementation period is 3 years from the date the project is granted a certificate of eligibility for casino business.

The operation of Corona Casino is carried out by Upffinity Gaming Management, a Dutch international casino management company, with experience in managing high-end casinos in Europe and Macao.

When Corona Phu Quoc Casino comes into operation, it will bring 1,500 jobs here, not to mention the indirect jobs of other partners and tourism service providers.

2. Do Son Casino - Hai Phong city.

Do Son Casino was the first casino allowed to operate in Vietnam, inaugurated in 1995. During 18 years of operation (from 1995 to 2012), after the first 3 years of losses, Do Son casino had losses in the following years. interest. Losses only returned in 2005 to more than 47 billion VND, and then continued to lose money from 2008 to 2012.

3. Casino Ha Long - Quang Ninh Province.

This casino of Royal International Joint Stock Company, named Gaming Club, was put into operation in May 2003, including 4 floors with a total area of 7,250m2. Here, there are many tables with four types of games and 70 card slot machines. The Gaming Club is open 24/7, the bet amount depends on the type of game but is limited to a minimum of 1-20 USD and a maximum of 20,000 USD. The bet price for slot machines is from 0.01 USD to 1 USD. From 2013 to 2017, the company continuously declared losses.

4. Casino Ho Tram Strip - Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

Ho Tram Strip Casino (Ba Ria - Vung Tau) belongs to The Grand Ho Tram Strip casino tourist area of Asian Coast Development Group (Canada) Ltd. (ACDL), operating since July 2013, until the end of January 2014, achieved revenue of about 7 million USD.

Ba Ria - Vung Tau Tax Department said that in the first 10 months of 2015, Ho Tram Project Company Limited paid taxes of 212.7 billion VND, an increase of more than 50% compared to 2014.

5. Lao Cai Casino.

In the center of Lao Cai city, there is the casino of the Aristo International hotel of Donaco Group (Australia), which earned about 750 million USD in gambling money during the period from June to December 2015.

The number of visitors to Casino in Lao Cai during this period increased by 63%, reaching 61,167 people. Aristo's main customers are Chinese. Of the 750 million USD, Aristo earned 9.6 million USD, plus revenue from hotel services, Aristo Lao Cai's total revenue reached 13.11 million USD in the past half year.

In 2014, this business paid taxes of 185 billion VND.

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