Tag Archives: South Korea
- Victories for Han & Le-Touche in PokerStars Festival Korea & Lille
July 27, 2017
A short round-up of the winners and losers emanating from the PokerStars Festival Main Events in both South Korea & Lille. In London, when terror strikes, the locals react by telling everyone to keep calm and have a cup of tea. In South Korea, upon hearing the news that North...
- Samsung Lions pitcher loses appeal in illegal online gambling case
July 21, 2017
A South Korean court has rejected the appeal lodged by a former baseball pitcher who was convicted for engaging in an illegal online gambling operation. An Ji-Man, a former pitcher for the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), was indicted in September last year over allegations that he...
- South Korean casinos eagerly await end to Chinese tourism spat
July 19, 2017
Gongzi Jeju, the newest foreigners-only casino on South Korea’s Jeju island, held its official grand opening on Sunday. The Gongzi Jeju Casino, which is based within the Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel complex, held a “pre-launch gala ceremony” in April following the completion of a lengthy renovation and rebranding from its...
- South Korea’s foreigner-only casino sales bounce back in 2016
July 18, 2017
After a year of decline, South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos have rebounded in 2016. Data from the National Gambling Control Commission showed that the sector’s combined sales climbed 2.6 percent in 2016 to reach KRW1.28 trillion (US$1.14 billion). For the third year in a row, Kangwon Land sales continue to outstrip...
- Sky Racing World to provide South Korean horse-racing to North American Market
July 7, 2017
Korea Racing Authority partnership will see Sky Racing World offering simulcast wagering from Seoul and Busan races to ADW’s across the Americas and Europe. Louisville, KY. July 2017 – Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Kentucky-based distributor of international horse-racing content and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has partnered...
- Cyberattack cripples Korean bitcoin exchange Bithumb
July 6, 2017
Authorities in South Korea have launched an investigation into a reported data breach that lead to the theft of funds from Bithumb, the country’s largest bitcoin and ethereum exchange by trading volume. According to Yonhap News, Bithumb contacted state-run internet watchdog Korea Internet and Security Agency last week to report...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Bitcoin’s price crashes as it braces for an ugly split
March 20, 2017