According to a report by Inside Asian Gaming, Seoul-listed Kangwon Land Inc. used official documents to detail that the facility in rural Gangwon Province will soon be allowed to run its casino for up to 20 hours daily, featuring an expanded complement of 180 game tables.
Inside Asian Gaming reports that Gangwon Land Casino is the only casino in South Korea that allows locals to gamble with foreign tourists. The venue, located about 93 miles from Seoul, was reportedly forced as the country began grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Gangwon Province reportedly reopened the VIP section of its only gambling-friendly facility about 11 days ago and now hopes to use the new permission from the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the near future.
“We will discuss separately with the Ministry of Education on the operation plan and the increase in the number of general work tables due to the change of business hours
Kangwon Land, Inc. is mostly owned by the South Korean government, and earlier reportedly said the temporary coronavirus-related shutdown of its only casino is likely to result in a revenue loss of about $218.6 million.