Paradise City and Kangwon Land extend closures over Covid-19
Paradise City in Incheon and Kangwon Land in Gangwon Province have separately announced that they are extending closures of their casino business due to the spread of Covid-19 infection in South Korea.
Since the beginning of September, a total of six Covid-19 infections have been discovered at Paradise City, complicating the firm’s efforts to reboot its business after the closures earlier in the year.
On the 4th, the company announced that its hotel facilities would be closed until September 9 and its foreigner-only casino, where two of the infected employees worked, will be closed for an indefinite period.
“This decision is a preemptive measure for the safety of customers, employees, and local residents. We plan to close our business sites and to expand the scope of inspections in consultation with the quarantine authorities,” a company executive explained.
Meanwhile, Kangwon Land has indicated that it is extending its own Covid-19 related casino closure until September 21.
The latest closure commenced on August 23, and it followed a long closure between February 23 and July 20. Among South Korea’s large casino operators, Kangwon Land has spent the most time closed this year due to Covid-19. It has the only casino in the nation open to South Korean nationals.
Singapore police have busted at least two illegal gambling operations in the past week, while across Asia authorities have moved to stamp out illicit activities, from raids on premier league matches in India, to illegal number forecasting in Malaysia.