Saigon Racing Club
When South Vietnam was liberated in 1975, one of the Hanoi government’s policies was to ban debauched, capitalistic pastimes such as gambling. Racetracks – mostly found in the Saigon area – were shut down. However, the government’s need for hard cash caused a rethink and the Saigon Race Track re-opened in 1989. Like the state lottery, the track has proven extremely lucrative.