Vietnam is considering allowing gamblers to bet on more football tournaments such as the Premier League in England and Europe's UEFA Champions League.
Police and competent forces in the northern port city of Hai Phong have busted an international online gambling ring involved about 400 Chinese nationals.
The Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security on April 28 commenced legal proceedings against 24 people for organising gambling activities and gambling online through the website Fxx88.com.
Police in Vung Tau near Saigon have busted a gang of Chinese nationals for allegedly producing fake bank cards and gambling.
Royal International Corporation, which runs the Casino Gaming Club in Ha Long City, has violated several tax regulations, provincial authorities say.
Football fans and punters in Vietnam cannot bet on World Cup matches this year, even though sports betting has been legalized.
Phan Van Vinh, former Lieutenant General and former Director General of the Police General Department under the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS), has been taken into custody for the charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties” relating to a major online gambling ring.
The public security investigation agency, Phu Tho province's public security department, has issued a decision on starting legal proceedings against and an arrest warrant for a four-month detention of Nguyen Thanh Hoa, former Director of the Hi-tech Crime Police Department, on the charge of organising gambling.
The Secretariat of the CPV Central Committee has ordered the Police Party Central Committee to coordinate with relevant agencies in directing further investigation of the case of organising gamble, gambling, fraud and money laundering in Phu Tho province.
Investors gear up to cash in on Vietnam’s lucrative casino industry as the country’s legal framework for casinos and betting becomes more thorough since its inception earlier this year, Phuong Thu reports.
From December 1 this year Vietnamese who can show a minimum income of VND10 million (US$440) a month can gamble in casinos.
The Supreme People’s Procuracy said on August 15 that it had issued an indictment against 49 accused of being involved in a gambling ring via the cmd368.com website.
VOV.VN - Billionaire Trinh Van Quyet, has joined a growing number of foreign and local investors drawn in by the Vietnam government’s decision to allow residents to participate in legalized casino gambling.
VOV.VN - More than 1,000 Hanoi college and university students gathered at a meeting on March 30-31 to listen to specialists from the Republic of Korea (ROK) addressing current youth problems like gambling, drug and alcohol abuse and how to solve them, and to develop future leaders.
A court in Vietnam's Central Highlands has sentenced a Vietnamese man to four and a half years in jail for “giving bribes” in a corruption case that he himself had exposed, local media reported.
Vietnam is loosening its traditionally straight-laced attitude toward gambling having realized that the industry could stuff the nation's coffers.
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.
The Government has issued a long-awaited decree allowing Vietnamese citizens to bet on international football matches and on horse and dog races in Vietnam..
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Home Affairs has proposed banning all local public servants from smoking and consuming alcohol at workplace.
An elderly Australian woman has been detained in Vietnam for trafficking narcotics after she lost a gambling game.