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    The Koreans were missing in the Korean event of the Asian Pacific Poker Tour.

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The Koreans were missing in the Korean event of the Asian Pacific Poker Tour. This great absence is not voluntary, however, it is the country itself which prohibits its nationals from taking part in this kind of event.

This ban is not limited to Poker only, South Koreans are not allowed to indulge in casino games. However, they can play, among other things, the lottery and horse racing, games administered by the State. There is still an exception with regard to casinos, an establishment is authorized to welcome Korean players but under certain conditions.

South Koreans, Deprived Of Poker

In the Korean event of the Asian Pacific Poker Tour 3 million won (2,800 euros) held in Seoul, no Korean national was able to participate. Indeed, the law prohibits the Korean population from playing poker either during special events or in casinos. The event was won by an American called Jason Mo and a player from Singapore and a Pole came in second and third respectively. Many nationalities took part in this event, Canadian, Russian, Irish, Japanese… and the big absent was Korea. The tournament was held at the Paradise Walkerhill Casino in the Gwangjin gu district north of the Han River.

This ban is not limited to poker only, all casino games are prohibited for Koreans. According to Kim Jin-Gon, director of tourism at the Ministry of Culture, Korean people are not yet ready to consider gambling as entertainment or leisure. They represent a danger for citizens who are still vulnerable to dependence. Despite the development experienced by the country in recent years, casino games have not yet their place in this growth since they can harm the balance of the population.

The law also allows them to play the lottery or horse races, games which are administered by the State.

The Exception That Confirms The Rule

The Kangwon Land Resort is the only casino in South Korea to enjoy a great privilege. It is authorized to accept Korean players in its arcades. However, conditions and rules must be observed. A Korean must in no case exceed 15 days of play in a month and 300,000 won (approximately 280 euros) of stake. Despite the restriction, this authorization is very beneficial for the gaming establishment. That is why, other casinos ask for the same favor. A solicitation to which the state gave a negative response. The government spoke of the peculiarity of the situation of Kangwon Land as well as the importance of foreign players who must have priority in casinos.

In short, Korean players will therefore not be able to participate in the first Korean National WPT from December 14 to 20 which will be held at the Grand Hotel on Jeju Island.

Sales rumors are currently circulating in certain casinos of the Barrière group. Currently, he plans to market the Trestraou and Cannes casinos.

However, the group is one of the most famous in France and already has several casinos in its group. If today the Barrière group is getting rid of these small casinos, it is because it mainly plans to refocus on its large casinos. Barrière thus intends to drop 9 casinos and 2 hotels.

Casino Barrière De Carnac: News Made Official To Employees

Very recently, employees have already been informed of the Barrière group’s decision to get rid of the Carnac casino. It should also be remembered that this casino is located in a locality where competition is quite fierce , because in a surrounding area of ​​90km, 6 establishments are already present, not counting the rooms which offer Loto games. It will also be a loss for the municipal funds. Indeed, the royalties paid by the casinos could reach 1,400,000 €. For the last year, the casino paid over € 800,000.

Casino De Trestraou: Under Study Of The Purchase Offers

Even if the information on a sale has not yet been effective, the Barrière group has already indicated its intention to put the Trestraou casino up for sale. In particular, a study on the purchase offers is already underway. Bruno Cagnon, national delegate of the group’s operations, said that several groups are interested in taking over the business. No decision has yet been made, however the site manager is already in the study phase.

However, if one believes the steps taken by Barrière, the sale will indeed take place, because the employees have already been informed of their intention and of the study of the proposals currently being made. A meeting was also held in the presence of casino employees. As a reminder, the Trestraou casino was sold by its owner, Éric le Biez, to the barrier group in 1998. Since 2012, Barrière has obtained an 18-year operating right, which has caused a difference of opinion within of the town hall and the various political groups in the city. It should be noted that the Trestraou casino began to operate in 1923. If the sale is concluded, the casino will be sold for the 4th time.