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Vietnam – Family members given power to stop Vietnamese gamblers

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Vietnamese nationals who want to gamble at casinos as part of a three-year pilot scheme will have to meet four requirements at a time with family members able to prevent their relatives from playing.

Vietnamese players will have to be at least 21 years of age and earn a monthly wage of at least US$440. They will have to pay $44 per day to enter the casino or $1,100 per month.

They will only be allowed to play if there are no official requests from their family members, asking the casinos not to let them play.

A local news outlet said: “Those whose family members, including parents, spouses or children, believe that they should not gamble will also be barred. These family members can send a letter to notify casinos and request a ban.”

Anyone under legal prosecution or with a criminal record will not be allowed to play at casinos.
The Vietnamese government will allow locals to enter two new casinos in the province’s Van Don District, and Phu Quoc Island off the southern province of Kien Giang, both of which are currently being built.

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