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Controversy Erupts as Politicians Call for New Casino in the Saemangeum Area

Controversy Erupts as Politicians Call for New Casino in the Saemangeum Area

JEONJU, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy has reignited three years after politicians brought up the issue of building a casino for South Korean nationals in the Saemangeum reclaimed land, located in North Jeolla Province. The proposal was suspended in 2016 when the National Assembly adhered to the public opinion opposing the initiative. This year, [...]

Jeju Island Cracks Down on Korean Migrants Entering Foreigner-only Casinos

Jeju Island Cracks Down on Korean Migrants Entering Foreigner-only Casinos

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 [...]

S. Korea’s First Casino Resort Set to Open More Entertainment Facilities

S. Korea’s First Casino Resort Set to Open More Entertainment Facilities

INCHEON, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s first casino and hotel complex Paradise City will open more entertainment and leisure facilities next week, its operator said Thursday. The 330,000-square-meter resort’s second round of opening will encompass a new boutique hotel, a spa, a club and a shopping arcade, according to Paradise Segasammy Co. “We [...]

Sightline Payments Launches Connect+ at Hard Rock Online Casino

Sightline Payments Launches Connect+ at Hard Rock Online Casino

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments, LLC (together “NRT Sightline”) today announced that Hard Rock International, a global entertainment brand with numerous world-class casinos, hotels and cafes in its portfolio, has chosen Connect+™ as the payment gateway for its recently launched online casino in New Jersey. “NRT and [...]

Singaporean Wins Mega Jackpot at Incheon Casino

Singaporean Wins Mega Jackpot at Incheon Casino

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A Singaporean national won a mega jackpot of 884.8 million won (about US$800,000) at Paradise City, a foreigners-only casino in Incheon’s Yeongjongdo district, casino officials said Saturday. The winner, identified only as a 45-year-old Singaporean, made the fortune by playing various casino games early Friday evening, the officials said. [...]

Casino Industry’s Sales Improving from Increase in Japanese Visitors

Casino Industry’s Sales Improving from Increase in Japanese Visitors

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners-only casinos are showing better sales this year after a big dip last year caused by China’s retaliation over a diplomatic row, industry data showed Monday. Sales in January and February reached 204.78 billion won (US$191.56 million), up 15.9 percent from the same period last year, according to the [...]