When it comes to gambling, the first and most obvious destinations that spring to mind are Monte Carlo, Atlantic City and Las Vagas, with a sprinkling of Singapore and London for good measure. As the night kicks in, the doors of some of the world’s most renowned establishments open, creating a welcoming aura for anyone with a few dollars in their back burner. Southeast Asia offers a great selection of cities for the high rollers to enjoy some slots or card games, often complimented with an endless supply of cocktails and cabaret dancers. China alone boasts excellent gambling cities such as Macau and Beijing, however if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Vietnam’s southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) boasts a delightful entourage of surprises. One of the first things that will catch your attention in Saigon’s casinos is the fact that all games are computer based, as the use of croupiers is strictly forbidden throughout most of Vietnam. Saigon casinos deal only in US Dollars too, so be sure your wallet is packin’ a few Benjamins. You may also notice the density of local citizens within these casino walls is limited to only the staff, as there are strict laws against Vietnamese nationals gambling. Anyway, below is just a short list of some of our favourite casinos lurking within the depths of one of Vietnam’s most exciting cities.
Chats Slots Club – Nicknamed the International Tourist Club, this is a prime spot for gambling and is located at the New World Hotel in District 1. This flamboyant establishment is open for business around the clock and is a great place to head for a cocktail too. You can enjoy free drinks at all times and there is a very spacious room dedicated only for the slot machines.
Club Royale – Another contribution to the thriving casino scene of District 1, this venue is perfect for anyone with taste. The first thing you will notice will of course be the decor, a stunning picture of black and gold, with an endless supply of light flickering between the machines. You can enjoy free drinks as long as you are stood at a table or slot machine and there is also a short term membership programme, if you’re stay will be brief, yet featuring abundant bursts of gambling.
Galaxy Saigon Club – If you’re looking for that typical casino atmosphere, drowsed in a hysteria of slot bells and chimes, this is most certainly the tonic for you. This refined establishment is situated in the rex Hotel and prides itself around the game of Roulette, with a number of large tables and a special table reserved for the high rollers and VIP guests. Bottled water is free in this 24/7 venue and securing a drink will never take more than a couple of minutes.
Vegas Club – Although you’ll need to look for another outlet by 1am, the perks of this casino are almost endless. Ideally situated on the Caravelle Hotel’s first floor, this quirky establishment boasts a labyrinth of slot machines, perfectly suited to the strange shape of the room itself. One of the highlights of this premises is that it’s equipped with a handful of medium sized lockers, allowing you to throw your belongings behind a sheet of thick metal and enjoy your night to its maximum potential. Another perk is the printed tickets you will receive, as opposed to cash payments, safe and secure!
Grand Club – Although this casino is only open until 3am, you will be able to enjoy one of the most down to earth and friendly atmospheres right here. What’s more, if you’re not one who likes to blow thousands in an industry known by the slogan ‘the house always wins’, you couldn’t ask for a better venue. Roulette bets here can be as little as 25 cents, meaning you can enjoy yourself until closing time and know that you’ve by no means broken the bank. located at the Grand Hotel Saigon, this casino is also a great choice if you’re into bonus payments.
There are of course, dozens of other casinos located in this city, each with their own collection of intrigues and incentives. We have merely listed some of the best, however if you would like more detailed information about any of these or even some which you have never heard about, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Sland Travel.