Former Second Vice Minister of Public Administration and Security Lee Sam-Geol has been approved by shareholders to assume the post of CEO of Kangwon Land.
강원랜드 새 대표 이삼걸 전 행안부 차관 (Hankook Ilbo)
South Korea’s three major operators are likely to come through the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic without too much difficulty, but the smaller and weaker operators on the island of Jeju may face a much tougher time, analysts say.
Kangwon Land said it has appointed Lee Sam-Geol, a former vice minister in the Ministry of the Interior and Safety as its new CEO.
Kangwon Land has launched a committee to promote gender equality, including the formation of policy recommendations on creating a gender-equal culture and work environment, supporting training for female talent development, preventing of sexual harassment and sexual violence, improving the evaluation system regarding maternity leave, and constructing a workplace daycare center.
Kangwon Land has signed an agreement with game developer Flysher which will see KL Saberi brand slots enter the North American market.
The Kangwon Land Welfare Foundation announced that it provided KRW630 million (US$561,000) for the operation of social welfare facilities and group programs in Gangwon Province as part of the “Welfare Infrastructure Revitalization Project in 2021.”
A resident of the Seoul metropolitan area hit a record jackpot while playing the slots at Kangwon Land, winning KRW987 million (US$878,000).
The board of directors of state-run Kangwon Land has selected Lee Sam-Geol, currently the second vice minister of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, to become the casino resort’s next CEO. This proposal will be submitted to shareholders in the coming weeks.
Neowiz Games, an online game publisher in South Korea, has signed a content agreement with Kangwon Land to use its KL Saberi brand for various online and mobile games.
A survey has found that Kangwon Land was among 67 public institutions that failed to fully comply with the youth employment obligation system, arguably in part due to challenges associated with the Covid pandemic.
Concerns are being raised about what may be higher rates of gambling addiction found in some local populations who live near Kangwon Land.