A survey by statisticians Nielsen claims that the Vietnamese are the second most rabid football fans in all of Asia (with Indonesians only just edging them out for the #1 spot). Everywhere you look in Vietnam, restaurants and nightclubs are jammed with fans, eating, drinking and watching World Cup matches on giant projection TV screens. Despite the fact that gambling is illegal, it’s common practice for everyone at your table to bet on the match, with the losers picking up the tab for the meal. This, despite the fact that Vietnamese authorities are arresting dedicated gambling operators who are handling bets for punters who don’t like dining out or can’t get to a restaurant. So to sum up – in Viet Nam, it’s officially okay to offer gambling to your customers, so long as you also offer them something to snack on. Read more.
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