dawnation (elite user) dawnation posted September 12th, 2009 at 10:31 am to Etiquette. Viewed 468 times. Answered 10 times.

Winner winner chicken dinner.

So, I'm probably one of the poorer NH's, but I must admit the casino ads have me intrigued (I play the hell out of some paigow).

I know Movenpick has the Win Casino, plus there's another one elsewhere. What I am not clear on is if these are worth it for a fun night out. They're for "foreign passport holders only," but they don't make clear if these are actually just for fun or if you can win real cash. They also don't list in their ads about the games available besides slots.

Anyone with experience or the inside scoop, enlighten us.

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granteralus wrote on September 12th, 2009 at 11:50 am
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I went to the casino in the Hanoi Hotel once three years ago. Fairly depressing inside, and within moments of walking in you get that unnerving feeling that you have absolutely no chance of walking out of there with a single dime (even more so than casinos back home).

I hesitate to write this, because there no possible way this could happen regularly. I'm fairly sure that some kind of glitch happened in the roulette machine... but I actually did win some money.

I'd only been there for about five minutes, which was time enough to walk around the entire place and settle on electronic roulette. I placed the minimum bet on some random number and won $40 on my first try. I grabbed my winnings from the cashier and ran the fuck outta there immediately! Surprisingly, the motorbike keeper let me drive away without someone pounding my legs with a lead pipe. I still can't believe that freakin' happened.

I really can't think of a reason to return, other than for the massive pile of free cigarettes. The place is pretty boring. No card games. Not many people there. Everything is electronic, which of course is completely rigged. I'm still trying to figure out what kind of twisted mind games they were playing with me by just handing over that money so easily.

alan_anaspa wrote on September 12th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

There is another one at Fortuna hotel (6B Lang Ha)

As far as I know they have a plenty of slot machines and some table games like roulette & Baccarat.

If you have time, it's good idea to drop to Doson beach in Haiphong and they do have a REAL casino where table games are so much more popular.

Donkey-abroad wrote on September 12th, 2009 at 1:21 pm
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There are also a number of casinos in Halong Bay, with table games and slot machines. The one that I can remember is the Royal International Hotel.

granteralus wrote on September 12th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
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Good Answer dawnation marked this as a good answer

What exactly qualifies this as a "dumb ass" question? Seems fairly legitimate to me.

I guess by labeling all of your own questions as "dumb ass", it kind of pulls the rug out from under those who might label it as such? That's no fun.

Danthetaydevil wrote on September 12th, 2009 at 3:19 pm
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Couple of years ago I went to the opening of the "Money Factory" at the Melia hotel, I'm not really a gambler but i had a fantastic night. they gave us $20 free worth of tokens for the slot machines, from that i wont $120, then put about $20 back in playing roulette. they also had blackjack and horse racing (mechanical type)
Free beer the entire time, free cigarettes if your a smoker, and they had a buffet of finger food, I was there for about 3 hours and left with a brand new shiny $100 bill and a belly full of beer and finger food without spending a cent.

obviously you wont be getting all that free stuff every night but ive heard one night a week they do free beers, might be friday.

dior2k5 wrote on September 14th, 2009 at 4:15 pm
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Do Son Resort has casino, no slot machines, only baccarat, Blackjack & Roulette

dior2k5 wrote on September 14th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
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minimum bet is normally 20 or 100

Grant wrote on September 14th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
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Living right next to the big Casino in Bai Chay. So wrapped up in gambling I haven't even bothered to go in yet. They do a good chicken dinner though if that helps.


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travworld wrote on July 5th, 2013 at 3:36 am

Hanoi Hotel , Well their casino does up a nice buffet for foreigners on Thursday Nights ,oops i forgot to tell you the Buffet is FREE if you register with your passport , and every Tues,Thurs,Sat, and Sun you get 20 bucks in slot playing , and if you bring a friend when he signs up you get 50.00 in slot play , So what ever you win they just deduct the slot play amount and pay you in USD ..

I heard the Fortuna does a free Breakfast , but not sure about it , and something about the Melia casino does a Buffet the last Sat of the month.

thunderpussy wrote on July 5th, 2013 at 10:15 am

And so Trav's dogged pursuit of the FREE BUFFET continues...Love ya man! If I could put my arms all the way round you to hug you, I would. I could eat you all up, given time, even if I had to pay actual money.

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