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September 21st, 2017 at 11:19:41 AM permalink
Im in Saigon for vacation.

apparently 5star hotels are allowed to have casinos inside.
Vietnam law states that Vietnam citizens are not allowed to gamble there, so you have to show your passport before entering.

there are like 8 casinos in Saigon. they all only accept US dollars. they will exchange VND to USD.

here are the 4 I visited because they were within walking distance of where I was staying.
None had live dealers or video poker. :( all 4 were very small. (only a few dozen slots.)

1) Rex Hotel: accepts copy of passport. has e-Bac/bj/roulette. e-BJ is 8 or 10 deck (depending on machine), s17, surrender, 2 split max, no rsa.
2) Grand Hotel: accepts copy of passport. has e-Bac/bj/roulette/Sic Bo. e-BJ is 6 decks, s17, 4 split, no RSA, surrender.
Roulette promo rumor: if you hit the same # twice, you win 10x your flat bet. don't know if you're allowed to increase the flat bet size after the 1st win. didn't notice what the minimum bet is for e-Roulette but google says $0.25.
didn't ask for confirmation about this promo.
3) Hotel Majestic: accepts copy of passport. has e-Bac/roulette. no BJ. it wasn't busy. Multiple hostesses standing around. One Hostess followed me like a lost puppy.
4) Caravelle hotel: Required original passport, HUGE e-roulette area. e-bac, e-bj= 8deck, s17,4 split, surrender, no rsa
5) New World Hotel: accepts copy of passport. don't remember anything else
6) Sheraton Saigon: I used original passport so don't know if they accepted copies. e-roulette/bac/bj=8deck,s17, 4 split, surrender, RSA! .285% HE!!!
a hostess followed me around. now I think I know why they do that... in case I have questions, which I did. after looking the place over, asked about video poker. she said no. :(

Threre's also a 9th casino. it's just outside the Saigon city limits.
it's called The Grand Ho Tram Strip Casino and is 2hrs away.
It's the closest thing to a US casino. ie: live dealers
Google says there's a poker room for live poker
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September 21st, 2017 at 6:14:42 PM permalink
I'm in Thailand, which doesn't have casinos.(not legal ones, a "lot" of underground gambling including live Baccarat and Poker, some Roulette(so they say on the Roulette).

Vietnam doesn't seem like it's rolling it out. MGM made some sort of investment over there and story goes, they lost money.

Nagaworld in Phnom Penh lures Vietnam players in with promotions and even bus tours. Not many buses however. I've not been to the Cambodian-Vietnam border, but word is there are several properties operating there on the Cambodia side. This isn't far from Saigon. Gamblers will find a way....

The Chinese market is what big properties are after i.e. Macau and now Manila in the Philippines.
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September 21st, 2017 at 11:38:55 PM permalink
Did any of the casinos have chips for the non live games or was it all print out tickets?
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September 22nd, 2017 at 12:01:39 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

Did any of the casinos have chips for the non live games or was it all print out tickets?


all are e-games so tito. (tix in, tix out)
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September 22nd, 2017 at 7:37:14 PM permalink
missed one that's within walking distance.
(not listed in the Saigon casinos map found by google.)

7) the Park Hyatt Saigon- separate from the hotel. entrance is to the right side.
3 floors but each floor is very small. combined space is about the same as other the other casinos.
e-roulette/bac/bj=6deck,s17, 4 split, surrender, RSA
but I noticed that the game only checks for dealer bj on Ace only. (don't know about the other casino with rsa.)

so here's the HE if house pushes/wins all splits and doubles on a 10 up blackjack:
Player loses only original bet against dealer BJ: .265%
else .375%


that's 7 out of 10 casinos in Saigon.
11 if you count the one just outside of Saigon (Ho Tram casino)
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September 22nd, 2017 at 7:54:29 PM permalink
There is a larger casino near Vung Tau called Ho Tram.Originally it was to be managed by MGM.They have a free shuttle from Saigon.Right on the beach.
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September 22nd, 2017 at 7:56:52 PM permalink
Quote: stephen.hall

There is a larger casino near Vung Tau called Ho Tram.Originally it was to be managed by MGM.They have a free shuttle from Saigon.Right on the beach.


I called:
free only if you have reservations at the ho tram hotel.
or have a high players card level.
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September 23rd, 2017 at 9:39:33 AM permalink
I will be staying at the Ho Tram casino for a night when I am in Saigon in march. I can't pass up a chance to collect a chip!
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September 23rd, 2017 at 4:03:40 PM permalink
Looks great.If you use the free shuttle from Saigon and book a room with breakfast buffet it isn't bad value.
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September 23rd, 2017 at 5:27:36 PM permalink
The rooms are actually decent priced. I think when I looked it up they were about $120 Canadian or $96 usd.
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December 16th, 2020 at 10:21:50 AM permalink
Does anyone have any experience with the casinos in Da Nang and Ha Noi?
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December 16th, 2020 at 10:32:10 AM permalink
Iíve been to two in Da Nang, no casinos directly in Hanoi to my knowledge. I went to the Phoenix casino a hour drive outside of Hanoi though. What info were you wanting?
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December 16th, 2020 at 10:41:23 AM permalink
Do you remember if you can play roulette at either of the places you went to in Da Nang?
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December 16th, 2020 at 2:20:37 PM permalink
The first place was electronic table games only and Crown Casino has live games but I only played BJ. Iím sorry I donít remember if they had roulette.
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December 17th, 2020 at 3:32:30 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I will be staying at the Ho Tram casino for a night when I am in Saigon in march. I can't pass up a chance to collect a chip!

Or a chance to collect an STD.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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December 17th, 2020 at 9:47:36 AM permalink
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Or a chance to collect an STD.


You really went out of your way to find one post from a thread that was three years ago just to troll me thanks buddy lol
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December 17th, 2020 at 11:14:18 PM permalink
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