Number of Tracks: 1
Greyhound racing in Vietnam takes place at the Lam Son Stadium in Vung Tau. In 1999, the company Sports and Entertainment Services Ltd was granted a twenty-five year license to operate greyhound racing and conduct betting on it in the country.1 The stadium held its first race on May 6, 2000.2 Today racing takes place on Fridays and Saturdays.
The greyhounds are housed and trained at a kennel complex around fifty minutes away by car from the track.3 The greyhounds that race in Vietnam are both imported from Australia as well as bred in country. There are between 750 and 800 greyhounds being trained and bred in the country.4 A kennel caretaker told GREY2K USA Worldwide Board Member Charmaine Settle in 2012 that there is no adoption program for the dogs after they finish racing.5
Sports and Entertainment Services Joint Stock Company (formally Sports and Entertainment Services Ltd) has racing regulations that include rules regarding ownership of racing greyhounds and anti-doping policies. 6 Wagering on greyhound races is legal in Vietnam. A minimum bet of 10,000 VND is required and bets have to be made at the track.7 Greyhound racing brought in an estimated 2.3 billion VND to the Vietnamese government in 2012. 8
- My, N. N. & Bell, P. (2000). The Development of Greyhound Racing in Vietnam. Paper presented at the World Greyhound Racing Federation Conference, Sydney Australia.
- Impressive greyhound racing in Vung Tau. (2014, January 2). Vietnam Breaking News. Retrieved from http://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/; Dog racing in Vung Tau. (2013, July 13). VietNamNet Online Newspaper. Retrieved from http://english.vietnamnet.vn/
- Email from Charmaine Settle, Director, GREY2K USA, to Carey M. Theil, Executive Director, and Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA, February 2, 2012, 6:07AM EST (on file with author).
- Sports and Entertainment Services Joint Stock Company. (n.d.). Regulation on dog racing. Retrieved from duachovietnam.net
- Murta, M. (2013, February 19). Greyhound racing in Vung Tau. Retrieved from travelfish.org
- Legislators mulls over racing, betting proposal. (2013, August 15). Vietnam Plus. Retrieved from http://en.vietnamplus.vn/