HANOI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnamese government has just issued a decree on managing betting services on horse and dog races, and international football matches.
According to state-run news agency VNA on Friday, the decree said only eligible enterprises will be granted licenses to provide betting services on horse and dog racing; and betting on international football will be conducted in a pilot basis. It gave no details.
Currently, all forms of gambling including sports betting, except in government licensed casinos, are illegal in Vietnam. Anyone found to be in violation of the law is subject to steep fines and/or a severe prison sentence.