Update news gambling

The State Bank of Vietnam is intensifying investigations to fight against illegal gamblings via e-wallets, following recent media reports covering allegations related to MoMo's e-wallet.

Gambling rings boomed in 2021 despite Covid-19

Despite difficulties caused by the pandemic, tens of trillions of dong have been injected into gambling rings.

New rules regulate prize-winning electronic games for foreigners

The Government has issued Decree No. 121/2021/ND-CP on business in prize-winning electronic games for foreigners in Vietnam.

Trillion-VND gambling rings uncovered

Multiple gambling rings dealing in trillions of dong have recently been discovered by police.

Foreign man behind VND87 trillion gambling ring

The state investigation agency has found that an Indian citizen has been an organizer in the biggest gambling ring ever uncovered by HCM City Police.

HCM City police find online gambling ring with $3.94b stakes

The HCM City police have busted what they said was the city’s largest ever online gambling ring, one that had carried out betting transactions worth nearly VNĐ90 trillion (US$3.94 billion).

Where can Vietnamese go to gamble?

Because of strict regulations, Vietnamese may feel uneasy if they visit casinos in Vietnam.

Vietnam detains 21 Chinese fugitives in disguised farm

Vietnamese police on August 24 arrested 21 Chinese citizens who are wanted by Chinese authorities on charges of frauds and property appropriation.

47,000 Vietnamese visited casinos last year

Revenue from casino businesses has increased significantly over the last one to two years. However, the casinos that are open to Vietnamese still have reported losses.

10 Chinese illegally enter Vietnam for gambling

Police in Vietnam’s Mong Cai city said on August 23 they have detained a group of 11 Chinese citizens accused of organizing online gambling. Ten of the detainees had illegally entered Vietnam.

Coronavirus: World's biggest gambling hub reopens for business

Macau has taken its first steps on the road to recovery as the casino capital starts issuing tourist visas again.


Foreigners fined, deported for violating laws

Seven foreigners have been fined under a decision of Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien – Hue Nguyen Van Phuong on August 12 for gambling through the internet.

Da Nang police bust US$32 million football gambling ring

Police operating in Da Nang successfully broke up an online football gambling ring on July 15 with the group worth US$32 million, equivalent to VND700 billion, all of which had been made from their crimes.


Three Chinese men illegally enter Vietnam for gambling

Three Chinese men have been detained for illegally entering Vietnam on June 29 for gambling.

Information ministry's former chief inspector sentenced to 34 months in non-custodial rehabilitation

The People’s Court of Phu Tho has sentenced Dang Anh Tuan, former chief inspector of the Ministry of Information and Communications, to 34 months of non-custodial rehabilitation for his involvement in an online gambling ring.

Casinos face continuous losses in Vietnam

The Royal International Corporation (RIC) which operates The Royal Casino Ha Long has just announced its financial report for 2019 with losses of over VND72 billion (US$3.2 million).

Police raid fails to nab mass shooting suspect

A man who allegedly gunned down and killed four people in HCM City remains at large nearly 36 hours after police carried out a raid to hunt him down.


Jail sentence given to gambling ring associated with 'social media influencer'

The People’s Court in the northern province of Bac Ninh handed jail terms to Ngo Ba Kha (known as Kha Banh) and another five found guilty of gambling at a first instance trial on Wednesday.

Bac Ninh police break five Chinese-owned gambling dens

A total of 24 Chinese nationals have been arrested after police in northern Bac Ninh province raided a series of arcades that were allegedly transformed into gambling dens.

Casinos open, but Vietnamese find it difficult to gain admission

The government has finally allowed Vietnamese to gamble at casinos. However, because of strict requirements set by the watchdog agency, it will be not easy for locals to enter casinos.