Grand Korea Leisure has announced the temporary closure of the Seven Luck Seoul Gangnam until Friday after eight workers tested positive for Covid-19.
South Korea.- Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) has announced the temporary closure of its Seven Luck Seoul Gangnam until January 7 to carry out disinfection after eight workers tested positive for Covid-19.
The snap-closure, according to GGRAsia, was a “pre-emptive measure” to prevent the “spread of infection” relating to Covid-19. The casino operator also revealed no positive cases had been detected among the venue’s customers.
The South Korean operator of foreigner-only casinos has recently shared its financial results for the year 2021 during which it posted casino sales of KRW89.58bn (US$74.9m).
The figure was down 51.8 per cent when compared to the previous year and although the company didn’t explain the reasons for the decline, casinos were deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lack of tourists.
Table game sales were down 54.1 per cent year-on-year to KRW74.43bn while machine game sales were down 36.8 per cent year-on-year to KRW15.24bn.
However, when compared to the previous month, GKL casino sales were up 147.7 per cent from KRW4.1bn (US$3.5m) to KRW10.14bn.