Vietnam moves towards new casino law

Authorities are near to approve residents’ entrance to authorised casinos.
Authorities are near to approve residents’ entrance to authorised casinos.

Vietnamese government released a pilot scheme to include locals’ participation in casinos.

Vietnam.- Last Friday 20, the Vietnamese authorities launched a pilot scheme to regulate the residents’ entrance to legal casinos and gaming centres. The measure was set under the government’s revelation on its intentions to expand the industry’s activities towards Vietnamese locals.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was determined to approve the new legislation, as the regional media have been announcing. Under the pilot scheme, Vietnamese players would be able to bet on two casinos located in Van Don Special Economic Zone, in the north of the country, and in Phu Quoc Island, in the south of Vietnam.

The legislation will be effective for three months, starting in mid-March. Vietnamese players over 21 years old and with a monthly income of US$400 will be allowed to participate at both casinos activities.

“After three years… the government will decide whether to continue Vietnamese people’s access to casinos,” expressed the government in a statement. Based on further results, officials will decide whether to approve the law permanently or to eliminate it.