Jeju casino opening could be delayed by rise in Covid-19 cases

The government has signed off on the relocation of the Jeju casino.
The government has signed off on the relocation of the Jeju casino.

There are doubts around the opening of Lotte Tour’s relocated Jeju casino in South Korea due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

South Korea.- Although Lotte Tour Development has received permission to transfer its casino on Jeju to the Jeju Dream Tower, the company could face a new delay in opening due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The company has not announced an exact opening date but it had previously been expected to open the casino in May.

The Jeju casino will have 150 tables offering five types of table game, 90 slot machines, and 70 electronic gaming machines. Jeju Dream Tower also boasts a 1,600-room Grand Hyatt hotel and 14 restaurants and bars, among other amenities.

In February, Tourism in South Korea was down 90.4 per cent year-on-year, with only 65,582 visitors reported. Foreigner-only casinos remain deeply affected by the situation.

South Korea has reported 107,598 Covid-19 infections in total, with 1,758 deaths. According to local media news, there could be new restrictions in the coming weeks.