South Korea

Interblock has announced it has signed an agreement with Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino that will bring electronic table games to Jeju-Do Island in South Korea for the first time ever.

Dr. Yang Zhihui was accredited the "Presidential Commendation" at an award ceremony organized by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy.

Kangwon Land saw a 10.2 percent decrease in gross gaming revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2017.

Once touted as one of Asia’s most promising markets, due to its proximity to China and Japan and cultural appeal, South Korea had another disappointing year in 2017, this time due to politics.

Paradise Co reported a 86.5 percent year-on-year decrease in net profit for the third quarter of 2017, down to KRW1.4 billion.

Korea’s horse racing industry, considered the sleeping giant of Asia, has not been immune from the turmoil sweeping through the country’s political and business classes, with modernization plans in the balance after the Korean Racing Authority chairman was removed from office.

 

Korea’s horse racing industry, considered the sleeping giant of Asia, has not been immune from the turmoil sweeping through the country’s political and business classes, with modernization plans in the balance after the Korean Racing Authority chairman was removed from office. It’s just the latest setback for the sport, which has been beset by political obstacles.



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Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development opened its Shinhwa World theme park at the end of September, as IR projects for the honeymoon island forge ahead despite the uncertainty caused by a diplomatic spat with China and tensions with the North.

Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development opened its Shinhwa World theme park at the end of September, as IR projects for the honeymoon island forge ahead despite the uncertainty caused by a diplomatic spat with China and tensions with the North. Arrivals from the mainland have slumped and while operators may be confident they can pull in tourists from elsewhere, they may find it harder to fill casinos. 



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Localization is fast becoming a key battleground for online operators looking to expand across fast-growing Asian markets.

 

Localization is fast becoming a key battleground for online operators looking to expand across fast-growing Asian markets. While online gaming is still a long way from reaching maturity in Asia, consumers in the region’s grey markets are becoming more discerning and less likely to accept an English-only dot com website. Market leader bet365 now offers its website in 18 different languages, while SBOBET supports a range of Asian languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Burmese and Vietnamese.

 



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With its pristine, golden beaches and exotic temples, Asia has cemented itself as a premium tourist region, attracting millions of travellers every year.

 

With its pristine, golden beaches and exotic temples, Asia has cemented itself as a premium tourist region, attracting millions of travellers every year. Yet, these same attractions may also be keeping them away from Asia’s integrated resorts, with many tourists no longer drawn by slot machines and gaming tables, instead preferring to spend their hard-earned time and money on non-gaming entertainment options. So how do IRs stay relevant?



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IR development plans on the southern island of Jeju are continuing apace, though the outlook for international tourism to South Korea remains bleak in the short term due to a tour travel ban by China and escalating tensions with its northern neighbor.

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