The Corona Resort and Casino is part of an eco-tourism and amusement complex built by Phu Quoc Tourism and Investment and Development JSC, a company in which Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest private Conglomerate, holds a 50 percent stake, at a cost of VND50 trillion.
This is the first casino in Vietnam that allows locals to gamble has opened in Phu Quoc.
The Casino will remain open for 24 hours and a day during a three year pilot and the vietnamese who want to gamble must be over 21, earn a minimum of VND10 Million a month, and should have no criminal record or objections from family.
The entry fees is VND1 Million for 24 hours or VND25 Million a Month.
Vietnam, which treats gambling as a “Social evil” has hitherto prohibited locals from gambling in the seven casinos around the country. Only foreign passport holders can even enter them.
Vietnam’s Per Capita income was around $2,500 last year.