There are a relatively small number of casinos in Korea, most of which are part of hotel complexes that cater to tourists. In the coming years however, large super-casinos are due to open for business.
Almost half of the casinos in Korea are situated on the island of Jeju, which has the advantage of a beautiful scenery – Waterfalls, Volcanoes and perfect beaches can all be found here. Two main cities are the focal point for gambling – There is a city at either end of the island, namely Jeju, and Seogwipo, with casinos found in each.
As the casino is open to both locals and foreign customers, it is unsurprising that Kangwon Land Casino posts the biggest revenue of any casino in Korea. In 2016 Kangwon Land entered in the Forbes 2000 list of the world’s biggest public companies.
Online Poker: Illegal
Live Poker: Legal for Foreigners
Casinos with Poker:
– Casinos & Poker Rooms in South Korea –
Majestar Casino Jeju: Future Flow Poker Room is offering Cash Games (up to 4 tables) and tournaments to the foreigners visiting Jeju Island. Furthermore, the poker room has launched its own mobile app (Majestar Social Casino Game). Read More …
Beautifully located by Busan’s Haeundae Beach, Paradise Busan Poker has 4 poker tables which offer Texas Holdem action. Read More …
One of only two places in Seoul that poker enthusiasts can find their game of choice. Paradise Casino Walkerhill offers cash games as well as weekly tournaments and has hosted the Asian Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Seoul leg. Read More …
Paradise Grand Casino in Maison Glad Hotel Jeju. The poker room is managed by Poker King Club, in partnership with J&P Entertainment, and features five cash game tables that offer NLHE and PLO games. Read More …
Seven Luck Casino is one of the best known casinos in Seoul. You will not find dozens of tables full of players, but poker is offered, and games do run daily. Read More …
– Playing Live Poker in South Korea –
Live Poker Legislation in South Korea
Gambling has been available to foreign nationals in Korea for almost 50 years, and during this time a number of casinos have established themselves.
Incheon Olympus Hotel Casino was the first, and in the year 2000, Kangwon Land Casino opened too, marking a change in policy. Expatriates and natives of Korea were allowed to gamble in this casino when it opened.
Live Poker Venues in South Korea
Available in several casinos but restricted to foreign passport holders.
– Playing Online Poker in South Korea –
Online Poker Legislation in South Korea
Access to all major poker sites.
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