Online Poker: How Popular Is It in Vietnam?

Online gambling activities in general and poker in particular are quite popular among residents of diverse Asian countries. At the same time, they are still not legal in Vietnam. There are no specific online poker laws in the country – the general prohibition on gambling on the Internet coming from the Decree on casino business holds for this popular game too. 

However, it should be noted that a large number of offshore Internet-based poker sites offer residents of Vietnam to have access to their wide ranges of games. And, according to statistics, these companies report on having a high number of players from the country, who, as a rule, are extremely attracted by the generous bonuses poker rooms provide for their clients.

Review of the most popular online poker rooms in Vietnam

Overall, people living in Vietnam prefer utilizing the two most famous poker rooms in the world – PokerStars and 888poker. Below, we will provide a short but very useful overview of these poker rooms.


It is considered to be the largest and most popular poker room in the whole world due to its high-quality software. The famous poker room is also famous for the fact that it is an organizer of various tournaments, for instance, Sunday Million and the World Championship of Online Poker.

What kinds of poker is it possible to play at PokerStars? The popular poker room offers its users a wide range of options, for example, Seven-card stud poker in several variations, Texas hold'em, Omaha, Five-card Omaha, and others.

As for other strong sides of PokerStars, the main ones are:

  • the possibility to customize the game client;
  • a great selection of tournaments for both experienced players and novices;
  • beneficial promotions and bonuses for new users.

It should be also noted that this poker room has a great application that you can utilize to play poker.  In order to get more information on this subject, read the article about the best poker apps to play with friends.


It is also one of the largest poker rooms working on the Internet. In terms of its options and traffic, it is second in the list of the best poker rooms on the planet (just after PokerStars, the world-renowned leader in this industry).

888poker will be interesting for both professionals and those who just learn how to play this exciting game. All people will find here a high number of great advantages for themselves.

The poker room utilizes modern high-quality software, in which you will certainly find all the necessary functionality to play comfortably and not experience any issues. A cross-platform room makes the game available any time, as well as at any place. Besides, there is a number of ways to access 888poker, including but not limited to the application for mobile devices, as well as the web app, which is available without downloading.

888poker does not have a larger selection of poker variations than PokerStars, but, of course, the most popular options, such as Texas hold 'em, Omaha, and Stud, are available here.