Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Đong Khoi Casino

I walked past this little group of very excited gamblers right on Đong Khoi street today. Đong Khoi is one of the main tourist streets in Saigon. People were betting, the money and cards were flying. At one point a guy started yelling at an old lady who it appears was walking around checking out the cards of the competing gamblers. The woman sitting on the curb appeared to be acting as the house. She was wearing a fanny pack with cards and cash. After a hand, she would either pull out more cash to play, or tuck away the proceeds.

This is the second street gambling group I've seen in the last two days. It appears folks are having fun with their Tết money!