Vietnam's Corona Resort & Casino has been given the green light by the government to re-open after previously having been forced to temporarily close due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The property was closed two months ago amid a surge in cases in the area. The covid situation has become better in the region, with Lam Minh Thanh, the Chairman of the People's Committee in the Kien Giang province, giving the nod to the re-opening. In addition to the casino, businesses like hotels, restaurants, safaris, amusement parks, and other businesses were also re-opened.
The casino closed on July 19th, and came a week after the area hosted a vaccination drive for residents with the goal of accepting foreign visitors in October. This doesn't appear likely though, as the Corona has yet to announce a re-opening date, despite being able to accept punters.
The Corona Resort & Casino is the only casino sanctioned in Vietnam for local players. It launched its services in 2019 as part of a government pilot program to allow for Vietnamese gamblers to get in on the action. Those who want to bet need to be 21 or older, pay a VND1 million fee for a 24 hour pass, and show monthly income of over VND10 million.