Typhoon Mitag passed over the Korean peninsula, disrupting travel and commerce in the southern and eastern parts of South Korea.
South Korea.- Casino companies with businesses either on Jeju island or the port city of Busan, experienced the effects of Typhoon Mitag, a form of tropical cyclone. Typhoon Mitag passed over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday and Thursday, disrupting travel and commerce in the southern and eastern parts of South Korea.
Typhoon Mitag brought strong winds and heavy rain to the country and disrupted commercial air travel. The latter resumed on Thursday morning, according to South Korean news outlets. As of Thursday night, at least ten people were reported to have died in South Korea during the typhoon, according to local media reports.
South Korean casino operator Paradise Co Ltd said their casino operations were not suspended during the typhoon. However, the firm observed cancellations on the flights bound to Jeju’s island and Busan – where their casinos are based. Consequently, causing some slight disruption to visitor flow to those venues.
Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development Ltd – which runs and promotes the foreigner-only casino resort Jeju Shinhwa World – said Typhoon Mitag had caused some minor damage to parts of its Jeju property. The company closed its theme park at the site on Wednesday as the storm passed over the island “we had to close the theme park because of strong winds. Some trees and fences were damaged, other than that we did not sustain any significant damage”.