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.