If you’re looking for one of the best ways to spend an evening in Ho Chi Minh City, then a trip to the casino (officially known as ‘gaming centers’) should be near the top of your list. Whether you’re on the hunt for big jackpots or just looking to score some free drinks while having a good time with friends, there are plenty of fun casinos to try out.

Because gambling is not legal for Vietnamese nationals, there are no defined age limits for legal gambling in Vietnam – however, it’s still best to bring your passport to prove your foreign citizenship when entering a casino.

All gambling inside the city is electronic and that means no live tables, no croupiers and no chips. So a computer deals your cards, rather than a human being. The minimum bet depends on the game and casino, but they can range from 5 cents for slot machines up to $20 per hand for blackjack.

There are plenty of casinos in the city centre of Ho Chi Minh, all located in luxury hotels, but if you want the best gambling experience then you may have to venture further afield to The Grand Ho Tram casino resort, two hours away by car. This is the only site in Vietnam that compares to Las Vegas or Macau in terms of experience.

For more information, you can read our reviews about the Top 10 Casinos in Ho Chi Minh City and 5 Tips to Win in A Saigon Casino.

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Care to try your luck? Along with independent venues, many of the top hotels have gaming rooms. Gambling is alive and well in Ho Chi Minh City, but only accessible to those with international passports. Slots, poker, roulette - name the game and you will find it in Saigon. Bear in mind, however, that most gaming involves electronic machines, not ...

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Chats Slot Gaming Center - ITC

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Club 9 E - gaming

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Grand Club

Visit the brand-new gaming club in the classic Grand Hotel, equipped with a wide range of the latest electronic gaming machines to keep you enthralled during your play. Open to foreign passport-holders only, the Grand Club rewards loyalty players with its Platinum, Gold and Silver memberships that offer exclusive promotions, valuable complimentary offers, free play vouchers and more.

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Vegas Club

Vegas Club is one of our Top 10 Casinos in Saigon. Located inside Caravelle Hotel in the heart of Saigon, Vegas Club is an electronic gaming venue that offers the latest in modern slots with the most frequent mystery jackpot hits in Ho Chi Minh City. Other games include VIP roulette and international game tables such as baccarat and blackjack. ...

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Club Royale

Club Royale Casino and Bar is a luxurious entertainment complex located on two floors of the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon. It includes a music bar, a karaoke and a gaming center (name given to casinos in Ho Chi Minh City). Joker, the gaming centre, delivers excitement above the odds: It features over 70 slot gaming machines with the most updated ...

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