Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) -January 21, 2020 - For the longest time, Vietnam has been trying to develop its tourism efforts to showcase its culture, customs and traditions. In fact, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reported that Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities
recently held a workshop dedicated to coming up with a long-term plan for developing cultural tourism in the city. The plan, which extends until 2030, is focused on exploring different approaches such as preserving historic sites, increasing the selection of immersive cultural experiences, and creating meaningful and distinguished culture tourism products.
Unbeknownst to many, one of Ho Chi Minh City's greatest draws to tourists is its budding gambling tourism industry. Despite the country's strict regulation of the industry, the city is emerging as one of the places where tourists choose to gamble due to its wealth of modern and comfortable casino hotels. A guide by ExpatBets on Vietnam’s gaming scene
explains how gambling is still very much alive, despite these strict regulations, thanks to the government's soft spot for hotels, which have allowed them to continue to operate casinos. In fact, it's such a promising industry that an article on VN Express reported that Vietnam's Ministry of Finance
is looking for ways to liberalize the current stringent policies surrounding the establishment of casinos. This is being done to hopefully attract foreign direct investments.
Vietnam's gambling industry is budding, but promising. There are currently several casino hotels you can choose from in Ho Chi Minh City alone, but here are our best picks:
(The Grand Club)
Established in 1930, the Grand Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Ho Chi Minh City that was able to withstand the test of time and still maintain the elegant architecture of France. The Grand Club at the Grand Hotel, which is open from 11 AM to 3 AM, offers a variety of games to play such as electronic baccarat, roulette, blackjack tables as well as mystery jackpots.
This international five-star hotel first opened in 1959 right at the heart of the city just beside the Saigon Opera House. The Vegas Club located on the first floor offers updated slots, and international gaming tables with electronic blackjack, roulette and baccarat. There are also individual electronic gaming tables and slots that are well organized.
Majestic Hotel (M Club)
Majestic Hotel is another five-star hotel located in downtown Ho Chi Minh, opposite the Saigon River. Staying true to its name, the hotel consists of multiple amenities such as upscale dining, a spa, a rooftop bar and a lounge. The Mezzanine Floor houses M Club, which is an electronic gaming parlor that offers a variety of gaming options, such as baccarat, roulette and blackjack.
New World Hotel (The International Tourist Club)
New World Hotel is another stunning hotel at the bustling center of District 1, near the famous Ben Thanh Market and Zen Plaza. The hotel prides itself on its world-class staff that can converse in several different languages such as Vietnamese, Hokkien, Korean, Cantonese and English. The Chat Slots Game Center also known as The International Tourist Club is a 24/7 casino at the annex wing that offers the latest when it comes to e-gaming.
Rex Hotel (Club Dynasty)
Rex Hotel successfully emerged as a leading luxury hotel that symbolizes hospitality in Vietnam. The hotel can be found at the heart of Ho Chi Minh just a few steps away from the city hall and Saigon Square. The hotel offers modern amenities that include casual dining restaurants, a rooftop tennis court and an executive lounge among others. The gambling club named Club Dynasty is open 24/7 with machines that are all up to date.
Despite the strict rules and regulations surrounding gambling in Vietnam, the listed casino hotels above can help ensure that you can try your luck in the most relaxing and fun way during your stay in Ho Chi Minh City. To read more about the best casino hotels not just in Vietnam but in various countries across the world, do visit our page for the latest news about Entertainment and Casinos