South Korea’s casinos are in something of an odd situation. While there are 14 of them and licences happen to be issued for 3 more, only one of them is really available to South Korean citizens. All of the other medication is restricted to foreigners. As Columbia isn’t, despite certain attractions, known as a great tourist destination, this has meant most of the casinos running at 10% approximately of capacity.
Koreans themselves are inveterate gamblers as well as in recent years there has been an explosion of internet casinos within the Korean language, which the Government is busily attempting to close down. There is also extensive gambling on horse racing, sometimes even bicycle racing and other sports events, as well. But despite this huge cultural predisposition to gambling, South Korea’s casinos are hampered because only one of them is permitted to let the local citizens inside.
A list of South Korea’s Casinos includes:
Busan: Paradise Casino Busan
Cheju City: Cheju KAL Hotel 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 Hotel and Casino
Samseong: Seven Luck
Seogwipo City: Hyatt Regency Cheju Casino
Lotte Hotel and Casino
Seoul: Paradise Walker-Hill Casino
Sockch’o City: Sorak Park Hotel and Casino
Along with these Columbia casinos, there are also horse racing tracks in Busan, Cheju City, and Seoul. Eight of South Korea’s casinos can be found on the resort island of Chuju, as the other casinos are in the capital and larger cities.
The South Korean Government is really keen to limit their citizens’ ability to gamble that not only does it, as above, try to turn off Korean language websites, additionally, it attempts to block them from even being seen within the country. There’ve been numerous attempts to allow it to be illegal, or at least stop the practice of people using credits cards issued in South Korea to gamble elsewhere.
While South Korea’s casinos cannot, as above, allow the local citizens inside to play (with the exception of that certain case), this doesn’t stop gambling from going on. You will find myriad illegal places from coast to coast where games can be played for the money.