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Mohegan INSPIRE already a “landmark” in South Korea: Executive 


South Korean integrated resort Mohegan INSPIRE is gaining popularity with its non-gaming offerings after debuting in November last year, says an executive.

On the second day of the 6th ASEAN Gaming Summit, Will Lee, Director of Table Games at Mohegan INSPIRE Entertainment Resort, says that their integrated resort (IR) has already become a “landmark” in Korea.

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At the panel entitled “Emboldening the gaming experience,” Will Lee noted that – as the foreigner-only casino – it should provide non-gaming entertainment on a large scale as part of the IR experience.

Mohegan INSPIRE already a “landmark” in South Korea: Executive 

INSPIRE opened its casino early last month, offering 150 table games, 390 slot machines, and 160 electronic table games encompassing a live-dealer stadium.

When planning the IR, Will Lee mentioned that digital content was emphasized. The company built a digital entertainment street called Aurora, magnifying its 150-meter long LED display. The digital entertainment street has become a hot photo spot, drawing visitor traffic.

In this context, Will Lee notes that it is still too early to see the effect of this technology on bringing punters to the gaming floor.

Mohegan INSPIRE already a “landmark” in South Korea: Executive 

The IR is operated by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. The complex also features 1,275 hotel rooms, 11 restaurants, and a 15,000-seat arena. Before the official opening on March 5th this year, the IR had already hosted many concerts, attracting a large number of visitors.

By mid-2024, INSPIRE plans to unveil additional facilities, including an outdoor entertainment park, a 1,000-seat food court, Korea’s most prominent digital art exhibition center, and an indoor children’s playground.

The project development began in 2016, with the property described becoming the largest integrated entertainment resort in Northeast Asia.

At that time, officials outlined their ambitious goal of transforming Yeongjong Island into a world-class tourism destination by 2046, rivaling Singapore or Macau.

Viviana Chan
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