South Korea Casinos

South Korea’s casinos are in something of an odd scenario. While there are 14 of them and licences have been issued for three more, only 1 of them is actually available to South Korean citizens. All of the others are restricted to overseas nationals. As South Korea is not, despite certain attractions, referred to as a great tourist destination, this has meant a lot of the casinos running at 10% or so of capacity.
Koreans themselves are usually 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. Addititionally there is extensive gambling on equine racing, sometimes perhaps bicycle racing and other sports events, as well. But despite this enormous 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 listing 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 Vacation resort and Casino
Kyongju: Wellich Choson Hotel 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
As well as these South Korea casinos, there are also horse racing tracks in Busan, Cheju Town, and Seoul. Eight of South Korea’s casinos can be found on the resort island of Chuju, while the other casinos are in the administrative centre and larger cities.
The South Korean Government is so keen to limit their residents’ capability to gamble that not merely does it, as above, make an effort to shut down Korean language online sites, it also attempts to block them from even being seen in the country. There have also been a number of attempts to make it illegal, or at least stop the practice of people using credits cards released in South Korea to gamble somewhere else.
While South Korea’s casinos cannot, as above, allow the local citizens inside of to play (except in that one case), this won’t stop gambling from actually going on. You can find myriad illegal places all over the country where games could be played for money. It is also true that many take the short flight to Macau, the ex-Portuguese colony, where gambling thrives. Finally, the very richest ignore all the restrictions simply by taking a plane to Las Vegas.

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