Grand Korea Leisure has announced it will temporarily close the Seven Luck Casino Millennium Seoul until tomorrow.
South Korea.- Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) has announced a snap-closure of its Seven Luck Casino Millennium in Seoul until 11am tomorrow (Wednesday). It closed at 4pm on Monday.
GKL said the “pre-emptive measure” aimed to avoid the spread of Covid-19 cases to protect the safety of customers and employees.
Seven Luck Seoul Gangnam was closed from 3pm on Saturday until 11am on Monday.
After reporting 1,275 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours last Thursday, South Korea’s prime minister Kim Boo-kyum increased social distancing levels until July 26.
During the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health has recorded 1,100 new Covid-19 cases.
GKL reports US$13.1m in sales for June
The South Korean operator of foreigner-only casinos reported that casino sales in June rose by 45.6 per cent when compared to the previous month, up from US$9.2m to US$13.1m. Sales were up 18.7 per cent when compared to 2020.
Table games sales reached KRW13.28bn, up 60.6 per cent when compared to May and 27 per cent when compared to last year. Machine game sales were weak during June, with a decline of 19.3 per cent month-on-month and 24 per cent year-on-year.
For the first half of the year, GKL reported casino sales of KRW40.29m, down 69.7 per cent when compared to 2020.
Table games aggregate sales were down 71 per cent year-on-year to KKRW34.21bn. Machine game sales reached KRW6.08bn, down 59.3 per cent.