Vietnam is a stunning beautiful country in South East Asia. The Communist regime that took over the whole country at the end of the Vietnam War is now gradually relaxing its hold on the economy and there is fast growth.
While there is this greater economic freedom, it is still true that the Vietnam casinos market is undeveloped. At this time, there are only two legal casinos in the country.
A list of Vietnam Casinos includes:
Ha Long City: Royal International Gaming Club
Hai Phong: Do Son Casino
The Do Son Casino is the largest of Vietnam's casinos with seven gaming tables and 100 slot and video poker machines.
However, the relative paucity of legal casinos does not mean that the Vietnamese themselves do not like gambling. There are innumerable semi-legal and illegal betting shops, minor league casinos, and even cock fights all over the country. For visitors to the country, it is advised that you stay away from such attractions, as while what might be overlooked by the authorities when it involves locals, the same is often true for foreigners.
Anyone with a high desire for risk taking should sometimes instead, outside of the games of Vietnam's casinos, simply try eating from the roadside and market stalls. Some of it is excellent, truly divine; others will contain dog meat or worse, and still more regularly kills through various incompetent forms of food poisoning. All of it will be flavored with the ubiquitous phuoc nam (an alternative spelling is nuoc mam), which is essentially a ketchup based on anchovies. The main meats are pork, beef, and a great deal of fresh fish, both fresh and salt water, is ateen. Soups form an important part of the cuisine, and the food can be, depending upon the region, quite mild or highly spicy.
The country has a vibrant sense of the importance of its own history. Originally independent in the centuries Before Common Era, it was then ruled by China for a millennium, then independent again until the days of European colonialism when first the French and then, famously, the Americans took responsibility. That sense of not being free, but deserving to be so, is very strong in the country.
Given the recent communist poverty of the country and the current almost explosive growth of the economy, it is a very young country demographically. It is highly likely that Vietnam's casinos will grow in number and size substantially, both as the huge number of young people grow up and as the economy and the tourist industry increase in size.