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Vietnam MoF proposes easing casino investment rules

Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has proposed easing minimum investment regulations for building integrated resorts to attract more investment, local media reports. 

Vietnam busts $69m illegal gambling ring

Vietnamese police have arrested 13 people in connection with a VND1.6 trillion ($69 million) illegal gambling ring, VN Express reports.  Six people would be charged...
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Navigating Indochina’s investment risk

Indochina’s casino markets continue to present robust growth, providing significant investment opportunities for operators with a strong appetite for risk, but they are also likely to need deep pockets as established capital markets are wary of these grey jurisdictions.

Vietnam police bust Chinese gambling ring

Vietnam police have taken down a massive Chinese-run gambling ring, arresting more than 380 Chinese nationals, according to state media.  Around 500 police officers in...

Vietnam bolsters nighttime economy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the government to find ways to develop more nighttime activities and increase tourist spend, local media reports. Nguyen...

Vietnam removes 142 illegal games from app stores

Around 142 illegal games have been removed from the Vietnamese Apple and Google App stores for violating the country’s regulations, local media reports.  According to...

Apple removes gambling apps in China/Vietnam

Apple said the majority of requests to remove apps from its store in the period from July to December last year came from China and related to gambling or pornography.

Indochina’s winners and losers

Over the past 20 years, parts of Indochina have become a hotbed for casino gaming. Yet while this corner of Southeast Asia can be a challenging environment and not a guaranteed license to print money, certain casino operators have struck gold there. Arguably two of the region’s biggest winners are Crown International Club in Danang, Vietnam and NagaWorld in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Macau’s VIPs spread their wings

Macau’s reputation as the go-to destination for casino VIPs is under threat as facilities improve in other regional destinations that offer lower tax rates and better junket margins.

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