Corona Resort & Casino Temporarily Closes

The Corona Resort & Casino in Phu Quoc, Vietnam announced that they're temporarily suspending operations due to what the casino is calling a "government announcement."

The casino is the only spot in Vietnam where local players are able to gamble, and it also hosts a 3,000 room hotel. The spot is one of several across Vietnam that has seen flights restricted as the country is fighting an outbreak of Covid-19. The speculation is that the island is seeing restrictions due to the outbreak, and the casino did also note that things could change rapidly.

A statement from the casino read: "We apologize for the inconvenience which may effect you. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and strive to ensure that our guests are able to enjoy their stay feeling safe. We thank [you] for your kindest understanding and support as always."

The resort allows Vietnamese players to participate in betting as part of a pilot program, as long as they can show monthly income of at least VND 10 million ($432 USD) per month, pay a tax of VND 1 million ($43.20) per day of visit, and be at least 21 years of age.

We'll update readers as developments arise.

About the author

Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.

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