Vietnam approves the development of a Super Casino resort near 'Saigon'

Asian Coast Development Ltd. (ACDL Group) has been given the go-ahead in Vietnam to build a $4.2 billion tourism complex. The Canada-based casino and resort group are to construct the development in the seaside province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau just east of the city of Ho Chi Minh (historically known as Saigon).

The development of this 160-hectare project will include everything you could imagine from a modern complex, including shopping halls, conference and exhibition centres, and entertainment facilities. The ACDL Group proclaims on their website that it plans to develop "a five-star coastal paradise consisting of casinos, five stunning resorts, and a gorgeous 200-acre golf course set on the white-sand beaches of Vung Tau Province.". The golf course mentioned is being designed by none other than Greg Norman, one of the most recognised and successful golfers during the 80s and 90s.

Currently Vietnam bans gambling but allows foreign tourists to visit a casino in the port of Haiphong which is the same angle applied to this ACDL Group project as a "tourist and convention complex."

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