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Gambling in South Korea has been limited until recently. In the past only betting on horse races was allowed, but this changed after 2000 where many South Korea casinos were launched. There are now over 140 South Korea casinos and most can be found around the capital, Seoul.
The South Korea casinos provide casino games in both Korean and English so this is suited to all visitors from around the world. The currencies accepted for buying chips and casino credits are US Dollars or Korean Won. Of the 140 South Korea casinos about 19 of them are operated for local South Koreans. But it is with tourists that the casino industry in South Korea boomed. The boom has seen many new South Korea casinos opening up. If you have been to Macau and Las Vegas then you have to go to Korea's largest island of Jeju, which is regarded as "The Hawaii And Las Vegas of Asia."
Some of the most popular South Korean Casinos are listed below.
Kangwon Land Resort & Casino
The Kangwon Land Resort & Casino the biggest casino in South Korea. This amazing Korean casino resort has 132 table games (roulette, blackjack, poker etc.) and 960 slot machines (some with massive jackpots). This South Korea casino is certainly one to visit because are guaranteed to have an amazing gambling experience in style. Did you know that the Kangwon Land Casino was Korea’s first ever casino to allow Koreans to play?
7 Luck Casino, Busan
The 7 Luck Casino in Busan is exclusively for non-Koreans looking for an exciting gambling atmosphere where they can play casino games like blackjack, baccarat, roulette, Tai-sai, slot machines and video poker games. It has a European-style to it with high security. Passports are required to verify your age and nationality.
Paradise Casino, Busan
The Paradise Hotel is found in the middle of Busan’s Haeundae beach. It is a high level hotel and casino resort with two very distinct towers. The hotel has 521 rooms, hot springs (indoors and outdoors). The casino is for foreigners only and they offer casino games like blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and slot machines among others.
KAL Hotel & Casino, Jeju
The KAL Hotel & Casino in Jeju is in a great location as are you are by the sea and so have amazing views while you gamble. The majestic Hallasan Mountain can also be seen from the hotel's sky lounge called Enhasue. The casino is quite good and offers you all the popular casino games. Other facilities at KAL Hotel include arcade, business center, indoor swimming pool, and shopping.
Crowne Plaze Casino, Jeju
At the Crowne Plaze Casino on the island of Jeju, you will find 44 machines including video poker machines, midibac and slots. You can also find 20 table games including roulette, baccarat, blackjack, mini-baccarat, and Tai-sai. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is a luxurious hotel with amazing personal service. It is located in the heart of downtown Jeju City, which is just 5 minutes from the airport.
Golden Gate Casino, Incheon
The Golden Gate Casino was originally called the Paradise Casino – Incheon and was the first casino exclusively built for foreigners in 1968. The Golden Gate Casino is easy to get to from the international airport and from Seoul and is located inside the Hyatt Regency hotel, Incheon. The interior is modern and you can play all the top casino games as well as participate in regular baccarat and blackjack tournaments.
So as you can see, gambling in Asia, especially in South Korea, is quite exciting and full of style.