Although it was expected to reopen on Monday, Kangwon Land executives held a meeting and once again decided to delay for another week, with the latest word being a plan to open on June 29.
Operations at Kangwon Land were originally suspended on February 23, and in recent months many reopening dates have been announced, only to be pushed back again and again.
It is said that further delays cannot be ruled out, as the firm’s executives are carefully watching Covid-19 related news in the country as a basis to make their decisions.
Although the local community’s economy is heavily dependent on Kangwon Land, its executives apparently feel that the risk of a new Covid-19 outbreak remains unacceptably high. As South Korea’s only casino that allows Korean nationals to gamble, some of its patrons can be expected to travel from Seoul and other major population centers where the pandemic has not been fully controlled.
Online lottery company 500.com said a special investigative committee (SIC) established to probe its role into an alleged bribery scandal in Japan found that there had been no violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.