JEJU, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Island will conduct special monitoring on foreigner-only casinos from January 31 to February 24.
The island will organize a team of experts to monitor eight casinos established for foreigners to verify if Korean migrants are taking proper steps to enter the casino.
The island will also educate casino employees about the new entrance procedure for Korean migrants announced in July of last year.
Korean migrants refer to former Korean nationals or their family members who have acquired permanent residence overseas for work, or those who got married to a foreigner.
The new legislation for casinos requires an identification card (passport or ID for Korean resident abroad) and documentation that confirms migrant status (permanent residence card, overseas migration confirmation letter) to allow customers to enter foreigner-only casinos.
Previously, presenting documentation on migrant status was enough for Korean migrants to enter the casinos.
However, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism asked local administrative authorities to take special measures after a Korean with a suspended migrant status was caught entering a foreigner-only casino on August 9 last year.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)