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article Chinese firm to develop casino scheme in Incheon
(South Korea) -- Chinese property developer LongRunn International Group is reportedly developing a large-scale casino resort complex in South Korea’s Yeongjong...


article Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?
(South Korea) -- A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world.


article S. Korea casino firm Paradise Co swings to 2017 loss
(South Korea) -- South Korean casino operator Paradise Co Ltd swung to a net loss for 2017, as group revenue declined in the fourth quarter. Such loss was approximately...


article South Korea Casino Kangwon Land to Reduce Hours After Winter Olympics
(South Korea) -- South Korea casino resort Kangwon Land hopes to benefit from the Winter Olympics being held in nearby PyeongChang later this month. The international...


article Kangwon Land casino floor to shut two hours earlier
(South Korea) -- South Korea’s Kangwon Land casino plans to close two hours earlier each morning to help the embattled operation stay in the government’s...


article Jeju Shinhwa World anticipating late-February casino launch
(South Korea) -- In South Korea, real estate firm Landing International Development Limited has reportedly announced that it is hoping to open the casino for its giant...


article Landing Casino targets late Feb opening: executive
(South Korea) -- The foreigner-only casino at Jeju Shinhwa World, a resort on South Korea’s Jeju Island, is likely to open to the public in late February, Chris...


article S. Korea’s Paradise Co casino revenue down 9pct in full 2017
(South Korea) -- Casino revenue at South Korea’s foreigner-only casino operator Paradise Co Ltd declined by 8.6 percent in full 2017 compared to the previous year.


article Opening of Jeju Shinhwa World Casino Delayed Yet Again
(South Korea) -- The casino, which was to be operated by Hong Kong’s Landing International Development, was originally announced to be opening on December 8. Two...


article Opening of Jeju Shinhwa World casino postponed
(South Korea) -- Chinese real estate firm Landing International Development Limited has reportedly delayed the opening of the casino for its giant Jeju Shinhwa World...


article Landing International puts off Jeju Shinhwa World casino opening
(South Korea) -- Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development Ltd. is postponing the opening of its foreigners-only casino on South Korea’s Jeju Island after...


article Jeju Shinhwa World casino opening delayed: promoter
(South Korea) -- Jeju Shinhwa World, a resort on South Korea’s Jeju Island, has confirmed to GGRAsia a further delay to the opening of its foreigner-only casino....
article Jeju Shinhwa World in hot seat over foreigner-only casino
(South Korea) -- Jeju Island has recently divided into two, due to the intensifying conflict over a foreigner-only casino, which was initially planned to be moved to...


article China Reinstates Group Travel Ban on South Korea, Gaming Operators on Edge
(South Korea) -- China’s ban on group travel to South Korea has reappeared this week, despite the countries pledging to end their diplomatic tensions in late...


article South Korean revenue cap policy to hit Kangwon Land: JP Morgan
(South Korea) -- International brokerage JP Morgan Chase & Co. is feeling bearish on the prospects of casino operator Kangwon Land Inc. next year, when the South...


article Paradise Co records casino revenue increase
(South Korea) -- Paradise Co Ltd, South Koreas foreigrner-only casino operator, recorded an increase of 3.9 percent in casino revenue after reaching US$50.6 million, 2.1...


article Paradise net profits drop 86.5%, while revenues rise in Q3
(South Korea) -- Asia focused casino operator Paradise Co has announced an 86.5% year-on-year drop in its net profits for the third quarter of 2017.


article Paradise Co casino grows in September
(South Korea) -- Paradise Co. Ltd finally closed a positive operating month in September, after announcing a revenue fall during the first two weeks of the month.


article South Korea’s Paradise posts 34% revenue jump in September
(South Korea) -- The only international casino operator in South Korea Paradise Ltd has closed the summer in positive numbers, posting 34% revenue increases in September.


article $1.8 Billion Jeju Shinhwa World Opens Officially in December on South Korean Paradise Island
(South Korea) -- Jeju Shinhwa World, the $1.8 billion integrated resort currently under construction on the South Korean holiday island of Jeju, has announced that its...


article Corruption scandal hits South Korean state-run casino operator
(South Korea) -- South Korean state-run casino operator Kangwon Land has publicly announced a corruption scandal, admitting that the majority of people who landed a job...


article Corruption scandal hits South Korean casino operator
(South Korea) -- The only casino operator in South Korea that is permitted to accept gambling by locals has admitted giving employment to hundreds of people based on...


article South Korea’s Kangwon Land casino rocked by hiring scandal
(South Korea) -- South Korea’s leading casino Kangwon Land is reeling from a corruption scandal in which 95% of staff turned out to have been hired due to their...


article Kangwon Land Casino to discontinue credit card lending services
(South Korea) -- In South Korea, the nation’s only casino accessible to locals has reportedly announced that it will be discontinuing credit card cash lending...


article South Korean casino operator reports downturn in sales at casino resort
(South Korea) -- Amidst ongoing tensions in the region, which saw the deployment to Seoul of an American-made missile defence system earlier this year, South Korea...


article South Korea’s Paradise City Casino Falling Short of Utopian Projections
(South Korea) -- The “foreigners-only” property in Incheon has so far welcomed 310,000 people in its first three months, falling short on projections of 1.5...


article South Korea Casino Complex Enjoys Huge Popularity Among Tourists
(South Korea) -- The new casino complex located in the Incheon area, which opened to the public this April has managed to amass a total of 310,000 visitors for the first...


article South Korean casinos eagerly await end to Chinese tourism spat
(South Korea) -- Gongzi Jeju, the newest foreigners-only casino on South Korea’s Jeju island, held its official grand opening on Sunday.


article Korea’s foreigner-only casino sector sales up 3pct in 2016
(South Korea) -- Combined sales in South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos increased by 2.6 percent in 2016 to KRW1.28 trillion (US$1.14 billion), according to data...


article South Korea’s Paradise Casino 1H revenue down 21%
(South Korea) -- South Korean casino operator Paradise Co saw its casino revenue drop by 20.7% in year-on-year terms during the first six months of 2017. In a filing to...


article Korean casinos’ earnings outlook poor due to fall in Chinese visitors
(South Korea) -- South Korean casino stocks have lost their appeal as the players fail to come up with alternative revenue sources after being hard hit from diminished...


article Sega Sammy eyes casino expertise via S.Korea scheme
(Japan) -- Japan-based conglomerate Sega Sammy Holdings Inc says it is seeking to “accumulate expertise” on the operation and development of casinos by...


article South Korean Gaming Market Targeted by Australian Slots Manufacturer Aristocrat
(South Korea) -- The budding South Korean gaming market is enticing casino industry companies into rethinking their marketing strategies. Slots manufacturer Aristocrat...


article Ramada Jeju revamped casino reopens in South Korea
(South Korea) -- Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel’s casino (pictured), on the South Korean holiday island of Jeju, reopened on Friday following “months of renovation...


article Jeju Shinhwa World opened first phase
(South Korea) -- Jeju Shinhwa World, the newest casino hotel complex from South Korea, held a grand opening for the first phase of the project on Tuesday. The venue...
article South Korea may allow iGaming
(South Korea) -- National authorities are considering the implementation of iGaming services for the lottery sector, according to Korea Times. Gaming operators in South...


article First integrated casino resort opens in South Korea
(South Korea) -- Thursday saw the opening of Paradise Sega Sammy’s Paradise City in Yeongjongdo, South Korea in the location of the former Paradise Incheon Casino...
article South Korea set to open lavish casino as missile spat scares off Chinese gamblers
(South Korea) -- South Korea's first casino resort has been unlucky with the timing of its grand opening this week as a diplomatic spat scares off gamblers from...


article China Deals a Blow to South Korean Casino’s Fortunes
(South Korea) -- Northeast Asia’s first Las Vegas-style casino resort opened here on Thursday, but to widespread concern about whether the South Korean gambling...


article South Korean Government Raked $54.56 Billion in 15 Years But Casino Boom May be Short-lived
(South Korea) -- The South Korean government has earned trillions from gambling over the past 15 years. Trillions of South Korean won (SKW), that is, but it’s not...


article South Korea Earns KRW62.5 Trillion from Gambling in 2000-2015
(South Korea) -- South Korea earned the amount of KRW62.5 trillion ($54.56 billion) in the period between 2000-2015 from what seems to be a profitable gambling industry...
article South Korean gov’t earned over $54b from gambling in 15 years
(South Korea) -- South Korea’s government has earned over $54b from gambling in the past 15 years, according to a new report. On Wednesday, the Yonhap news agency...


article Paradise City to reshape S. Korea tourism: promoter
(South Korea) -- The chairman and chief executive of Paradise Co Ltd says the Paradise City casino resort at Incheon will be a game-changer for South Korea’s...


article Kangwon Land casino paying problem gamblers to stay away
(South Korea) -- American casino industry groups are pleading with congressional leaders not to purge problem gambling support funds from President Donald Trump’s...


article Asian Countries Compete to Establish Casinos...Korea Left behind due to Excessive Regulation
(South Korea) -- A race among Asian countries such as China, Japan, and the Philippines to build casino resorts has kicked off. The Japanese government is busy...


article Mixed results for South Korean casino operator
(South Korea) -- South Korean casino operator Paradise Company Limited has released its financial results for February showing that gaming revenues from its five...
article South Korea Gambling Revenue Tops $17 Billion in 2016
(South Korea) -- South Korea gambling revenue surged in 2016 despite an economic downturn in the country. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the nation’s largest...


article South Korea Gambling Revenue Approaches $18 Billion in 2016
(South Korea) -- South Korea seems to be well on the road of establishing itself as a major Asian gambling jurisdiction after it saw gaming and lottery sales increase 7....
article South Korea’s gambling revenue nears $18bn in 2016
(South Korea) -- Increases in gaming and lottery sales of 7.7% for 2016 saw South Korea’s gambling industry generate a total of KRW 20.3tn ($17.6bn), according to...


article South Korea gambling revenue tops $17B in 2016
(South Korea) -- South Korea’s gambling industry continues to defy the odds, despite the economic downturn the country is facing. For the second year in a row, the...
article South Korea gaming, lottery sales up 8pct in 2016: report
(South Korea) -- Combined sales in South Korea’s gaming and lottery sector – excluding foreigner-only casinos – increased by 7.7 percent in 2016 to...


article Paradise’s Japanese VIPs can’t make up for Chinese MIAs
(South Korea) -- South Korea’s two largest foreigner-only casino operators had very different results to close out 2016. Figures released this week show Paradise...


article Paradise Co 4Q op profit falls on Incheon resort costs
(South Korea) -- Net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company at South Korean casino operator Paradise Co Ltd rose 48.9 percent year-on-year in the...


article Pawnshops, Brothels and Homelessness Blight Korean Casino Town
(South Korea) -- Four years ago, Kim Jong-gu went to the South Korean mountain town of Sabuk to find out why his thirty-something daughter kept asking him for money.


article Jeju casino controller’s share offer undersubscribed
(South Korea) -- New Silkroad Culturaltainment Ltd, a firm that has a controlling interest in a foreigner-only casino on Jeju Island in South Korea, said on Thursday its...


press release New Silkroad's Casino in Jeju Island Renames as MegaLuck
(Hong Kong) -- New Silkroad Culturaltainment Limited ("New Silkroad" or the "Company") ( HKSE : 00472 ) is pleased to announce that its casino at...


article Paradise profits back in the black in South Korea
(South Korea) -- In the 12 months ending December 31, 2016, casino revenue of South Korean operator Paradise Co Ltd (034230.KQ) increased by 6.2 percent to KRW603.1bn (...


article South Korea’s Paradise Co Ltd bounces back in 2016
(South Korea) -- South Korean casino operator Paradise Co Ltd was back in the black in 2016 following a troubled 2015. Figures released this week to the Korea Exchange...


article Gaming outlook reason to drop Korea scheme: Lippo
(South Korea) -- Hong Kong-listed real estate developer Lippo Ltd has given some commentary in its 2016 interim report – filed on Thursday – regarding its...


article Landing Casino tops South Korea anti-money laundering assessment
(South Korea) -- In South Korea, Landing International Development Limited has announced that its Landing Casino inside the Hyatt Regency Jeju hotel has come top of an...

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