GKL sales drop 72% in March

Grand Korea Leisure is facing the impact of the crisis.

March sales reached KRW11.7billion (€8.8million), compared to KRW41.7 billion (€31.5million) in March 2019.

South Korea.- Grand Korea Leisure has revealed a sharp 72 per cent year-on-year decline in March sales.

The company operates the three foreigner-only casinos under the Seven Luck brand, but suspended all operations March 24 following measures mandated by the government in order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak.

March sales reached KRW11.7billion (€8.8million), compared to KRW41.7 billion (€31.5million) in March 2019.

The flagship Seoul Gangnam casino recorded a 74.4 per cent fall in sales while the Seoul Hilton Casino recorded a 64 per cent drop.

Its smallest property, the Busan Lotte Casino, recorded a substantial a 83.7 per cent drop in sales during the period.

All casinos are currently scheduled to remain closed until April 20.

GKL managers told the local media that they are preparing measures to reduce operating losses during the Covid-19 lockdown period.

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