Phu Quoc casino becomes 1st to allow Vietnamese

Monday, Jan 21, 2019 16:11

Corona Casino Phu Quoc has become the first casino in Viet Nam to allow Vietnamese to gamble. This will be for a three-year trial period.— Photo Courtesy of the Corona

Corona Casino Phu Quoc, which opened late last week, is the first casino in Viet Nam to allow Vietnamese to gamble.

To be allowed in for a three-year trial period, Vietnamese visitors have to pay an entry fee of VND1 million (US$43) for 24 hours. The money will go into the coffer of Kien Giang Province.

Entrants must be 21 years old or above and produce a document that shows their monthly income exceeds VND10 million.

It could be a salary slip, lease document showing rental income, a bank deposit showing interest receivable, tax return or discharge of tax obligation proving taxable income graded as at least class 3 for the last one year, or other documents which show the requisite income.

They can also show multiple sources of income adding up to the VND10 million requirement.

Corona Resort & Casino Phu Quoc was built at a cost of VND25 trillion for the first phase and this will double by the time it is finished.

Its daily operations are overseen by Upffinity Gaming Management, a Dutch international casino management company with experience in Europe and Macao.— VNS

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