Vietnam’s gaming decree imminent, locals to be allowed in two IRs

The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has recently made it clear that it supports the creation of a new gaming industry and will allow local Vietnamese to enter designated casinos on a trial basis. AGB spoke to Prof. Augustine Ha Ton Vinh about the new legislation during the East Meets West Regulators Summit in the Philippines, Oct. 26-28, 2016. Vinh is a Vietnam gaming expert and Senior Advisor to the Van Don Special Economic Zone and Integrated Resorts. He was a guest speaker at the Summit. AGB:  We understand that the leaders of the ruling party of Vietnam have said they support the gaming industry and will allow local Vietnamese to enter casinos. Can you tell us what you know and where the country is heading? Vinh: Late last month, the ruling party’s leaders made it clear that they support the creation of a new gaming industry. The long-awaited decision will...

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