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Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City wants casinos, potentially also for locals

The People’s Committee of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has put forward a proposal to allow casinos in five-star hotels, at which locals may be permitted to gamble, as part of a raft of measures to improve nightlife.

Vietnam drops pre-departure covid-19 test requirement

Vietnam has dropped its requirement for foreign travelers entering the country to be tested for Covid-19 prior to entry.

TKHS expands in Vietnam, sees country as No. 1 growth market in Asia for gaming & hospitality

Following TKHS’s initial establishment in Vietnam back in 2017, the group has made a major investment into its local infrastructure by launching a joint venture company, TKHS Global Logistics (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.

Vietnam tourist arrivals jump 41% in March as borders reopen

Vietnam tourism arrivals jumped 41 percent month-on-month in March and were some 220 percent higher than the prior years, according to General Statistics Office figures cited by Vietnamnet.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Clark, Vietnam resorts the brightest spots of recovery

We recently had the pleasure of catching up with gaming industry veteran Dennis Andreaci, during our conversation, we asked him which gaming markets he's most excited about.

Clark, Vietnam resorts the brightest spots of recovery: Andreaci

Improving infrastructure and the return of international tourism will see integrated resorts in Philippines’ Clark and Cebu regions, and the IRs in Vietnam tipped for a strong rebound over the next few years, says industry veteran Dennis Andreaci. 

Vietnam resumes visa exemption with 13 countries

The Vietnam government on Tuesday has agreed to resume its visa exemption policy for 13 countries - which will allow travelers to enter Vietnam for up to 15 days without a visa. 

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Don’t bet on Vietnam locals

If there is one thing that the last two years have shown us, it’s how vulnerable most of Asia’s casinos are to international tourism flows, with few having local market support.

More locals gaming to be allowed in Vietnam, but no free-for-all

Vietnam’s decision to expand a pilot scheme allowing locals to gamble is a welcome development, but shouldn’t be seen as a precursor to a wider opening of the program in the short term, a leading gaming consultant said. 

Vietnam MOF wants to add two casinos to locals pilot program

Vietnam’s ministry of finance has proposed the expansion of its locals-permitted casino pilot program by adding two casinos to the trial list, along with an extension of the program for another two years.