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Korea’s Foreigner-Only Casinos Post Strong Gains in 2018

South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos posted strong revenue growth in 2018, gaining 34% over the prior year, according to figures from the country’s National Gambling Control Commission. Foreigner-only revenue amounted to 1.63 trillion won (about US$1.38 billion), up from 1.21 trillion won (about US$1.03 billion) the prior year.

Mohegan Appoints Regional President for Canada and Korea

US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has announced the appointment of Christian Block as regional president for its properties in Canada and Korea.

First Korea Gaming Congress Set for July

Incheon city will be the venue for the first Korea Gaming Congress, scheduled to be held July 17 and 18.

Opposition Party Calls for Second Locals-Permitted Casino

An opposition party has called on the government to allow the development of a second casino in South Korea that would allow locals to gamble as a means of boosting tourism in North Jeolla province.

Mixed Results for Korea’s Casino Operators in Early 2019

South Korea’s casino operators saw mixed results in the first quarter of 2019, with some, such as Kangwon Land, reporting a 13.3% rise in net profit, while others, such as Grand Korea Leisure, reporting a halving of net profit in the same quarter.

Sega Sammy’s Paradise City IR Set to Open Indoor Amusement Park

The Paradise City IR in Incheon, the joint venture between Sega Sammy Holdings and South Korean resort operator Paradise Group, has announced that the indoor amusement park “Wonderbox” is set to open to the public this coming Sunday.
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Mohegan and Paramount Pictures to Collaborate at IR in Incheon

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and the Paramount Pictures Corporation have announced an agreement to build a 404,000 square meter Paramount Pictures-branded theme park at the Inspire IR in Incheon, South Korea.
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Paradise Group November Sales Drop 5 Percent

Paradise Group casino sales fell almost 5 percent in November as a gain in electronic gaming machine revenue failed to offset a drop in tables.

Paradise October Sales Jump 39.2 Percent

Paradise Entertainment posted a 39.2 percent jump in October casino sales from the same month last year, lead by table games.

Opposition Demands Probe into Illicit Hiring Scandals

South Korean opposition parties on Monday submitted a proposal to launch a joint parliamentary probe into alleged illicit hiring practices of public agencies, including state-owned Kangwon Land, local media reports.

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Anti-Casino Mayoral Candidate Emerges in Wakayama

The issue of Wakayama’s IR bid will be a leading point of contention in the city’s July 29 mayoral election after a decidedly anti-casino challenger, Kumiko Shima, announced her candidacy.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court has struck down a federal law against sports betting, paving the way for states to introduce legislation and opening a multi-billion dollar market.

Star Entertainment VIP Revenue Surges

Star Entertainment Group said its international VIP rebate business has continued to show strong growth into the second quarter, with turnover jumping almost 64 percent year to date.

Judicial Scriveners’ Association Calls for Scrapping IR Bill

The Japan Federation of Shiho-Shoshi Lawyer's Associations, the leading group for the nation’s judicial scriveners who specialize in legal registration procedures, issued a statement on June 5 calling for the IR Implementation Bill to be scrapped.

Opposition Makes Last Ditch Appeal against IR Bill

Five House of Representatives lawmakers from five separate opposition parties held a press conference within the Diet Building on June 12 in a last ditch attempt to prevent the passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the Lower House.