In Vietnam, the first casino that will allow local adults to enjoy a wide range of games including slots, blackjack and roulette is reportedly set to open from Saturday on the southern island of Phu Quoc.

Dutch involvement:

According to a report from GGRAsia, the $2.14 billion Corona Resort and Casino is an enterprise from the state-owned Phu Quoc Tourism Development and Investment Company JSC and will be run in partnership with Dutch management firm, Upffinity Gaming Management BV.

Extensive development:

Daniel Kupsin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Upffinity Gaming Management BV, reportedly told GGRAsia that the coming Vietnamese venue was designed by American firm, Steelman Partners LLP, and is to have its 202,361 sq ft gaming floor complemented by multiple hotels, restaurants and entertainment facilities as well as amusement and safari parks.

Entry conditions:

The executive also detailed that these amenities are to be joined by a golf course and a theater while locals will be able to enjoy the venue’s two-story casino at any time of the day or night so long as they are at least 21 years of age, have paid an entry fee and are able to prove an above-average monthly income of at least $431.

Kupsin to GGRAsia…

“We plan to open for business including local citizens of Vietnam from the evening of January 19.”

Trial getting underway:

GGRAsia reported that Corona Resort and Casino’s opening is set to mark the first time Vietnamese nationals will be permitted to gamble inside a domestic facility. This purportedly comes after the government lifted a previous prohibition in order to conduct a much anticipated three-year trial that is to moreover encompass a giant facility currently being constructed by local firm Sun Group some 100 miles east of Hanoi in the north of the country.