Football betting is taking place in the open air at venues where people gather to watch World Cup matches, or quietly online.
Football betting has existed in social life in Vietnam for decades. Gamblers bet on football matches at both domestic and international tournaments.
Vietnamese people will be able to legally bet on many foreign football leagues if a draft decree on football betting is passed.
Ladbrokes, a British betting and gambling company, estimates that Vietnamese illegal football betting in Vietnam is worth 3-5 percent GDP (gross domestic product), or $10 billion a year.