South Korea Casinos

South Korea’s casinos are in something of an odd problem. While there are 14 of these and licences have been issued for three more, only 1 of them is actually open to South Korean citizens. All the others are restricted to foreign nationals. As South Korea is not, despite certain attractions, referred to as a great tourist destination, this has meant almost all of the casinos running at 10% roughly of capacity.
Koreans themselves are inveterate gamblers and in recent years there’s been an explosion of online casinos in the Korean dialect, which the Government is busily trying to close down. There is also extensive gambling on horse racing, sometimes perhaps bicycle racing and other sports events, as well. But despite this massive cultural predisposition to gambling, South Korea’s casinos are hampered by the truth that only one of them is allowed to allow local citizens inside.
A list of South Korea’s Casinos includes:
Busan: Paradise Casino Busan
Cheju City: Cheju KAL Resort and Casino
Cheju Oriental Hotel and Casino
Crowne Plaza Casino Cheju
Paradise Grand Casino
The Shilla Cheju’s Casino
Incheon: Paradise Olympos Casino
Jeongseongun: Kangwon Land Resort and Casino
Kyongju: Wellich Choson Resort and Casino
Samseong: Seven Luck
Seogwipo Town: Hyatt Regency Cheju Casino
Lotte Hotel and Casino
Seoul: Paradise Walker-Hill Casino
Sockch’o City: Sorak Park Resort and Casino
In addition to these South Korea casinos, additionally, there are equine racing tracks in Busan, Cheju Town, and Seoul. Eight of South Korea’s casinos can be found on the vacation resort island of Chuju, as the other casinos are in the administrative centre and larger cities.
The South Korean Government is indeed keen to limit their residents’ capability to gamble that not only does it, as above, try to shut down Korean language online sites, it also attempts to prevent them from even being seen inside the country. There are also a number of attempts to make it illegal, or at the very least stop the practice of individuals using credits cards issued in South Korea to gamble elsewhere.

While South Korea’s casinos cannot, as above, allow the local citizens within to play (except in that one case), this won’t stop gambling from essentially going on. There are myriad illegal places all over the country where games can be played for money. Additionally it is true that many take the short trip to Macau, the ex-Portuguese colony, where gambling thrives. Finally, the richest ignore all of the restrictions simply by going for a plane to Las Vegas.

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