Casinos in Seoul cut capacity limits

The same capacity limit will apply to horseracing, boat racing and bike racing.
The same capacity limit will apply to horseracing, boat racing and bike racing.

Venues in the metropolitan area, including Incheon, will be able to continue operating at 20 per cent capacity.

South Korea.- As the South Korean government raises the level of alert due to Covid-19, casinos in the country’s capital have been forced to cut capacity limits.

There been a recent spike in Covid-19 cases recorded in Seoul leading to restrictions being tightened again.

The country had just eased restrictions in Octobe but has now reported over 300 new cases a day, the highest level since August.

Gatherings of over 100 people will be banned, religious services and audiences at sporting events will be shortened to 30 per cent capacity.

According to GGRAsia, casinos in Seoul’s metropolitan area, including Incheon, will be able to continue functioning but with a 20 per cent capacity limit. This includes venues belonging to Grand Korea Leisure and Paradise Co.

The same capacity limit will apply to horse racing, boat racing and bike racing events, which are allowed to take bets from locals.

Kangwon Land, the only casino in which locals are allowed to gamble, partially reopened its doors in mid-October with capacity limits of up to 750 people on the mass gaming floor and 68 people in the VIP facilities.

The casino was the first to shut in February. It restarted VIP operations in May then had to shut down for a second time due to a spike in Covid-19 cases. 

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