Illegal operations helped gamblers avoid Vietnam’s gambling restrictions, which sought to keep citizens from participating in betting until recent years. However, as Vietnam’s illegal betting market continued to grow in revenue, some estimates placed income from unsanctioned operations in the billions. These astonishing statistics indicate how vested Vietnam’s citizens are in participating in wagering opportunities.
As a result, legislators changed the law, opening land-based gambling and online betting to citizens. With online sportsbetting’s growing popularity and more than thirty land-based casinos in the country, the government paved the way for the Vietnamese to legally participate in gambling. Read on for more information about gambling in Vietnam including background, laws, and popular games.