Gambling is a booming business in Vietnam despite a blanket ban on any other form of betting apart from the state lottery. This has, however, not stopped Vietnamese punters from enjoying their favorite games on international sites as the government has not blocked access to them.
Vietnam's communist regime sees gambling as a capitalist activity hence its hard stance. There are dozens of illegal casinos, however, operating in Vietnam but most gamblers prefer online casinos as they are safer and there is little meddling by the authorities. Winning or losing more than 50 million Vietnamese dongs could earn you seven years in jail.
The law is very clear, online gambling is prohibited in Vietnam. There are a few licensed land-based casinos in big cities such as Hi Chi Minh but they are only open to tourists and foreigners. Even with an internet censoring system in place, online gambling has grown tremendously in the last decade.
The three forms of gambling which are legal in Vietnam include.
Since sports betting remains the biggest form of gambling in Vietnam, the government has show signs of warming towards local bookmakers.
Online casinos continue to satiate Vietnamese citizens' huge appetite for gambling. Navigating the world of online gaming is not hard but there are a few things to look out for before placing a wager online. Ensure the casino is licensed. Most licensed casinos display their registration details at the footer of the first page.
For beginners, looking for regulated casinos might not be a priority but here are the dangers of playing at such casinos:
Unlicensed casinos are notorious for denying jackpot winners payouts.
Visiting online casinos and poker rooms for entertainment occasionally is good once in a while but it can easily turn into an addiction. Because of the anonymity and the convenience, online gambling calls for high standards of discipline. Having a budget is a great way to keep your gambling in check.
Responsible gambling sounds like an oxymoron, right? While there are those who believe there is no such thing as responsible gambling, there are those who see it as source of entertainment. Too much of anything is poison though, set a time limit and learn to walk away once your time is over and don't bet when drunk.
Vietnam is known for its high quality coffee. It is also the second biggest coffee producer after Brazil. The country's population is estimated at 96 million making it the 15th most populous county in the world. There are three main religions in Vietnam namely; Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism.
Vietnam borders China to the north and Cambodia and Laos to the west. The country's capital Hanoi is home to over eight million people. The capital city is known for its rich culture and centuries old architecture. The country is a one-party socialist republic. Its current constitution was adopted by the legislature in 1992.