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Kangwon Land to Establish ‘Forest Healing Foundation’ to Tackle Video Game Addiction

Kangwon Land to Establish ‘Forest Healing Foundation’ to Tackle Video Game Addiction

JUNGSUN, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Casino resort Kangwon Land has announced plans to establish a new foundation dedicated to tackling addiction to smartphones, internet, video games and shopping. Having held a conference on addiction treatment to assess the current situation and discuss policy last November, Kangwon Land held a seminar earlier this week at its [...]

Kangwon Land’s Gambling Addiction Program a Success

Kangwon Land’s Gambling Addiction Program a Success

KANGWON, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean casino resort’s efforts to curb gambling addiction has proven popular, with its program for gambling addicts attracting hundreds of individuals in the five months since it was launched. According to the Kangwon Land Addiction Care Center (KLACC), an anti-gambling addiction initiative that is intended to curb [...]

Kangwon Mine Dump-Turned-Dementia Care Center Project Gets Go-Ahead

Kangwon Mine Dump-Turned-Dementia Care Center Project Gets Go-Ahead

SEOUL, July. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Casino and resort operator Kangwon Land is set to go forward with a nursing home project after agreeing to join local efforts to transform abandoned mining areas into the country’s dementia research and care capital. Kangwon Land’s decision to build a new dementia care facility comes after a special [...]

Korea’s Most Lucrative Casino Breeds Gambling Addicts

Korea’s Most Lucrative Casino Breeds Gambling Addicts

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangwon Province’s Kangwon Land entertainment resort houses the only casino in Korea open to locals.  The resort was established as part of a government plan to revitalize the dwindling economy in what was once a coal-mining area, following the restructuring of the coal industry in 1989.  The casino opened [...]

New Saemangeum Casino Sparks Controversy, Opposition

New Saemangeum Casino Sparks Controversy, Opposition

YEONGWOL, South Korea, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – With the Korean government’s strict regulations on gambling, the Kangwon Land Casino is currently the only gambling establishment open to locals, but this may change with new progress in the Saemangeum development project.  The project took off in 1991 as a 30-year plan to develop the region [...]

Watchdog Urges Gov’t to Draw up Plans for Gambling Addicts

Watchdog Urges Gov’t to Draw up Plans for Gambling Addicts

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state auditor said Tuesday the government should roll out tighter plans to prevent gambling addiction, adding that a large number of addicts are being observed at Kangwon Land Casino, the nation’s only casino open to locals, owned by High1 Resort.  According to the study conducted by the [...]

Protesters in Taebaek Cry for the Right to Survive

Protesters in Taebaek Cry for the Right to Survive

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) – “This is a city that was built on our sacrifices, and we won’t let poverty become the legacy for our children,” cried 53-year-old Bae Jeong-deok, reading a letter to the South Korean president during a protest held in Taebaek on Thursday.  Taebaek is a city in Gangwon Province on [...]

Kangwon Land: Madness behind the Beauty

Kangwon Land: Madness behind the Beauty

JEONGSEON, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) – While coal mining boomed in Korea in the 1970s, with the decline in international oil prices and rapid changes in energy consumption patterns, demand decreased drastically. In the 1980s, the coal mining industry was quickly fading away.  The Korean government started restructuring the coal industry in 1989. As a [...]