Poker In Korea

Cheonggyecheon,_Seoul,_South_Korea_(3165609261)

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.

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.

The Location

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.

Kangwon Land Casino way ahead of the competition

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.

Capital : Seoul

Languages : Korean

Population : 54,482,816

Currency : Korean Won (KRW)

Calling code : +82

Time zone : UTC+09:00

Live poker: Available in several casinos but restricted to foreign passport holders

 

Online rooms: Access to all major poker sites

Internet: Good quality

 

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