Vietnamese American gets death sentence for drug trafficking

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Vietnamese American gets death sentence for drug trafficking

The HCM City People's Court sentenced a Vietnamese American to death yesterday for transporting drugs illegally.

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Legalising casinos may mean looser sports betting laws

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Báo Dân Trí English 22 hour(s) ago

Legalising casinos may mean looser sports betting laws

Duong Nghiep Chi, former head of the Institute for Sports and Physical Training Science, who has been studying regulations on sports betting in Vietnam for 15 years, gave his opinion about the barriers impeding this activity in the country.

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Hope for a seat at the gaming table?

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VietnamNet English 22 hour(s) ago

Hope for a seat at the gaming table?

VietNamNet Bridge – Three vice chairs of the National Assembly have unexpectedly recommended that Vietnamese nationals be admitted to casinos, thus breathing life back into the dreams of some developers.

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Death penalty for Vietnamese American who hid drugs in underwear

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 23 hour(s) ago 2 related news

Death penalty for Vietnamese American who hid drugs in underwear

A Ho Chi Minh City court handed down a death sentence on Tuesday to a Vietnamese-American man who was caught hiding heroin in his underwear at the city’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport last year.

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Draft decree shatters Vietnamese investors’ casino dreams

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VietnamNet English 3 day(s) ago

Draft decree shatters Vietnamese investors’ casino dreams

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese nationals will still be barred from casinos. And anyone hoping to open a house of gambling had better be prepared to ante up a cool $4 billion, at minimum.

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Draft regulation continues tight control over casinos

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VietnamNet English 4 day(s) ago

A government draft regulation on casinos continues the ban on gambling for Vietnamese citizens and places tight controls on investors.

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Vietnam lawmakers debate allowing residents to gamble at home

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Vietnam lawmakers debate allowing residents to gamble at home

Vietnamese residents should be allowed to join international punters and foreign passport holders to gamble at casinos operating in the country, lawmakers said at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting on Thursday.

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National Assembly wants to legalise gambling for locals

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 day(s) ago

National Assembly wants to legalise gambling for locals

Two deputy chairs of the National Assembly have said that the government should issue a regulation soon that would lift the ban on gambling for Vietnamese citizens.

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Draft regulation continues tight control over casinos

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 day(s) ago

Draft regulation continues tight control over casinos

A government draft regulation on casinos continues the ban on gambling for Vietnamese citizens and places tight controls on investors.

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Vietnamese footballers probed in AFC Cup betting scandal

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnamese footballers probed in AFC Cup betting scandal

Goalkeeper Nguyen Manh Dung of Vissai Ninh Binh is accused of persuading his teammates to bet on the result of an AFC Cup match against Malaysia’s Kelantan on March 18, 2014. The V-League team is being investigated.

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Casino developers dream of capitalizing on Chinese gamblers

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Casino developers dream of capitalizing on Chinese gamblers

VietNamNet Bridge – The casinos in Vietnam would target four groups of clients – Chinese, foreign travelers, expatriates and maybe Vietnamese (if the government lifts the bar to Vietnamese in the future). Of these, Chinese players offer the most lucrative opportunities.

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Casinos' impacts on economic growth become controversial

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Casinos' impacts on economic growth become controversial

Many provinces in Vietnam are asking for permission to open casinos, however, the Ministry of Finance said they are unsure about the effects of those projects on the country's economic growth.

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Casinos in Vietnam and for Vietnamese, why not?

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Casinos in Vietnam and for Vietnamese, why not?

VietNamNet Bridge – Casinos would surely bring hefty revenues. But Vietnam should have, at most, two casinos, say experts. That said, they also agree that the casinos should be open to all, including Vietnamese.

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Vietnamese casinos profit with Chinese visitors

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Vietnamese casinos profit with Chinese visitors

Even though casino operators in Vietnam are trying to persuade the government to allow Vietnamese people to use their services, their biggest bets have been placed on attracting Chinese customers.

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Vietnam police to file charges against woman for stealing newborn

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Vietnam police to file charges against woman for stealing newborn

Le Thi Bich Tram, 25, faces charges of trafficking children after she allegedly stole a newborn baby from a public hospital in January to sell for money to clear her husband's gambling debts

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