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VendingData Receives South Korean Order

VendingData Corporation has received a purchase order for ten Deck Checkers to be installed in the Kangwon Land Casino in Kangwon Province, Korea and the Seven Luck Casino in Seoul.

Korean Air Plans Las Vegas Flights

Lee Jong-hee, president of Korean Air, last week told The Korea Times his carrier will launch direct Las Vegas service by year's end.

Korea's Largest Casino Opens

International News Brief: High rollers and cautious gamblers alike can now try their luck at the South Korea's biggest foreigners-only casino which opened last weekend in Seoul.

New Seoul Casino Opens

International News Brief: Seoul will gain a spacious new casino for foreigners tomorrow when the Grand Korea Corporation opens the first of three gambling halls planned for opening this year.

More South Koreans Seeking Voluntary Casino Ban

International News Brief: A growing number of South Korea’s gambling addicts have asked a local casino to deny them entry to the casino in a desperate bid to return to their normal daily lives.

South Korean Arcades Exploit Gambling Law Loopholes

International News Brief: According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 13,000 adult arcades, betting rooms equipped with simulated horse racing games or slot machines and offe

South Korean Gambling Figures Released

International News Brief: A total of 270,190 people have lost 681.5 billion won gambling in a local casino from October 2004 to July this year, an opposition lawmaker claimed Tuesday.

Hanmoo Loses Casino Contract

International News Brief: The Korea National Tourism Organization has decided to cancel its provisional contract with Hanmoo Convention Co., an operator of the places which the KNTO will lease to run foreigners-only casinos.

Korean Online Casinos Win Big

International News Brief: HanGame, Netmarble, Pmang, and Mgame, local Internet sites providing online gambling games, recorded a 234.3 billion won revenue last year, from a mere 82.4 billion won in 2002.

Adelson Interested in South Korean Project

International News Brief: Sheldon Adelson has expressed an interest in investing in a plan by the South Jeolla provincial government, dubbed the "J-Project," to build South Korea's largest leisure complex.

South Korea Bets on Chinese Gamblers

International News Brief: South Korea is betting on a new $120 million casino project to lure more Chinese gamblers to a market that has traditionally focused on Japanese high-rollers.

Foreign-Only Casino to Open in Seoul

International News Brief: A foreigners-only casino to be operated by the state-run tourism agency will open in southern Seoul at the end of this year, according to Choi Jae-geun, vice-president of the Korea National Tourism Organization.

Koreans Banned from Using Credit Cards at Casinos

International News Brief: Koreans will be prohibited from using credit cards in overseas casinos from next week, the Financial Supervisory Service said.

South Korean Illegal Casino Scam Uncovered

International News Brief: South Korean investigators have uncovered a group of eight swindlers who allegedly tricked two people out of about 1 billion won during an illegal casino game.

South Korean Illegal Casino Scam Uncovered

International News Brief: South Korean investigators have uncovered a group of eight swindlers who allegedly tricked two people out of about 1 billion won during an illegal casino game.

South Korean Casino Sites Picked

International News Brief: The South Korean tourism agency on has selected three additional casinos for foreigners, two in Seoul and one in the southeastern port city of Pusan.

South Korea's Casino Godfather Passes Away

International News Brief: Chun Rak-won, the founder and chairman of South Korea's biggest casino chain Paradise Group passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 77 from a chronic illness.

South Korea to Open Two New Casinos

International News Brief: South Korea has granted new licences to two new operators, one in the capital Seoul and the other in the southern city of Busan.

South Korea Betting On Foreign-Owned Casinos

International News Brief: Searching for new growth industries, Korea is taking bets on casinos - and Las Vegas is looking.

Company Denies Reports on South Korea

MGM Mirage officials are denying news reports that the company is part of a team of U.S. investors that has signed or is about to sign a deal to build a "leisure complex" west of the South Korean capital.

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