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Paradise City Phase One Complete

Paradise SegaSammy said it will open new facilities at Paradise City, with a greater emphasis on entertainment, on September 21, completing the first phase of the development.

Lotte Tour Raises Funds for Jeju IR

Lotte Tour Development Co. is raising 240 billion won (about US$214 million) to complete the construction of its integrated resort on Jeju island in South Korea. Once completed, Jeju Dream Tower is set to be the tallest and largest landmark on Jeju island.

Lotte Tour Enters Casino Business with Jeju Purchase

South Korea’s Jeju island, a popular tourism destination for Japanese, continues to attract investment into its casino sector, with travel agency Lotte Tour Development buying the Jeju Lotte casino for 15 billion won (US$13.4 billion).

Japanese Gamers Drive Paradise City Revenue

Sega Sammy Holdings and Paradise Co. are seeing a gradual ramp up in their Paradise City IR on Yeongjong Island, with increased visitation from Japan making up for the shortfall in Chinese arrivals due to last year’s travel ban.

South Korea Casino Revenue Fell 5.9 Percent in 2017

Turnover at South Korea’s casinos fell 5.9 percent in 2017, after a ban on tour groups by China in March hit visitation.

Paradise’s Revenue Gains as Machine Income Soars

South Korea’s Paradise Co. reported a 25.2 percent gain in May gaming revenue, led by surging machine sales, it said in a stock exchange filing.

Shares in South Korea’s Casino Operators Rally Ahead of Summit

Shares in South Korea’s casino operators rallied on Tuesday ahead of a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un on hopes for greater cross border cooperation, including a potential casino project.

Sega Sammy Says Paradise Phase 2 Open Before March 2019

Sega Sammy Holdings says the second phase of the Paradise City integrated resort in South Korea will open before the end of March next year.

Kangwon Land Profit Falls 30 Percent in 2018Q1

Kangwon Land, South Korea’s only casino that allows Korean nationals to enter, reported a 30.3 percent decrease in profit for the first quarter of 2018.

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Star Entertainment VIP Revenue Surges

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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.