Draft decree on casino business, proposes granting permission for Vietnamese to use casinos. Ministry of Finance proposal.
Vietnamese above the age of 21 should, according to the Finance Minister, be permitted to play at casinos. More specific conditions will be announced soon by the Government.
The proposal gained momentum, due to the number of Vietnamese gambling in foreign overseas casinos. The permission aims to prevent flows of much needed income out of the country.
Vietnamese based overseas and foreigners who legally enter should be granted permission to gamble in casinos, provided they hold valid passports
Casinos wishing to take part in the scheme must have at least five years experience and have a minimum capital of US$4 billion. In addition they will be required to prove their financial abilities.