Draft regulation continues tight control over casinos

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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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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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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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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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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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Social News Headlines 21/3

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Social News Headlines 21/3

Ha Noi blogger to spend 15 months in jail for slander

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Gamblers, ring leaders get prison terms in Bac Ninh

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The Bac Ninh People's Court yesterday sentenced two leaders of a gambling ring to five years and 42 months in jail respectively.

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In Vietnam, casino glut looms large as local authorities race to bet on relaxing gaming laws

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In Vietnam, casino glut looms large as local authorities race to bet on relaxing gaming laws

The five-star casino-resort The Grand Ho Tram Strip became the sixth casino in the country when it opened last July in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, some four hours by car from Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam’s go-ahead for locals to enter one of the country’s casinos for a trial period has set off a rat race to lure gaming investors, which anti-gambling activists say could lead the local population into a downward spiral of debt, prostitution and crime while leaving...

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Gambling ring faces trial in Bac Ninh

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The People's Court in the northern province of Bac Ninh yesterday heard a trial for 86 individuals facing illegal gambling charges.

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How China's official bank card is used to smuggle money

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How China's official bank card is used to smuggle money

Chinese visitors walk past a sign for China UnionPay outside a pawnshop in Macau, in this picture taken November 20, 2013

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Wife of Vietnam's ex-Party official receives death for murder attempt

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Wife of Vietnam's ex-Party official receives death for murder attempt

Le Thi Huong receives death sentence at a trial in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province Thursday for trying to murder her creditors. Photo by Nguyen Long

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Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung guilty of money laundering

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Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung guilty of money laundering

A Hong Kong court found Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung guilty of five counts of money-laundering, completing the former hairdresser's fall from grace since taking over the club in 2009.

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NA committee visits southern casino to prepare for gambling decree

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NA committee visits southern casino to prepare for gambling decree

A National Assembly committee’s delegation paid a visit to a casino complex in southern Vietnam on Thursday in preparation for a decree regulating the gaming business to be approved later this year.

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