South Korea

News & Analysis

Personnel Moves - August 2021

A major staff shakeup is taking place at GambleAware, Massachusetts has appointed a new regulator and Crown Resorts continues to shed staff amid ongoing controversy.

South Korea Busts $800m Betting Syndicates

Police in the southeastern Korean city of Busan have detained 38 alleged operators and 17 customers of two sports betting syndicates that generated 900bn won ($796m) in volume since 2016.

Personnel Moves - April 2021

Romania selects a new head gambling regulator, the California Gambling Control Commission makes a new appointment and executive fallout continues at Crown Resorts.

Beijing's Unfinished Business

China’s international crackdown on gambling has emerged from the shadows, making clear that the global superpower is taking no prisoners on any and all gambling that captures Chinese money outside its borders. In this forensic explainer, GamblingCompliance’s Asia Editor Martin Williams lays out the key details of Beijing’s crackdown strategy, explains its effects on the industry and suggests what businesses can do to mitigate their risks.

Research & Reports

Market Insight: Asia-Pacific Lotteries & Betting

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of eight key lottery and betting markets in the Asia-Pacific region, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and macro developments.

Market Insight: Asia-Pacific Land-Based Gaming

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of eight land-based gaming markets in the Asia-Pacific region, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and macro developments including the impact of COVID-19 and the increasing reach and influence of China on the Asia-Pacific sector at large.

Q&A: The Gambling Market in South Korea

Despite the tight restrictions on local players’ access to gambling services, including online and traditional casino services, the casino industry in the country has continued to expand rapidly as a result of casino services for foreigners. 

Data & Forecasts

Kangwon Land Report - 2002 to 2021Q3

Latest quarterly data from Korean-listed Kangwon Land. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Statement of consolidated income, units of table and machine games, a breakdown of sales revenue, room occupancy, casino drop, hold and revenue, casino visitors and spending per visitor. There are approximately 1,420 data points in this document.

Market Monitor: International Gaming Machine Count

This report displays the most recent tallies of gaming machines, split between casino and non-casino units, across over 100 jurisdictions globally. Visual cross-jurisdictional comparisons of gaming machines by category and population-adjusted machine density are facilitated by an interactive dashboard.

South Korea - Casino Market Shares Report - 2006 to 2021Q3

Latest quarterly Casino Market Shares Report for South Korea from the Korea Casino Association (KCA). The data released for the country's foreigner-only casino market contains the following information by casino: Quarterly & annual gaming revenue and market share. There are approximately 815 data points in this document.

IFHA Global Horseracing Report - 2008 to 2019

Latest annual data from the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA). The data released contains the following information: Number of flat and jump races by country and horserace betting turnover, amount returned to bettors and deductions by country. There are approximately 6,130 data points in this document.

South Korea - Annual Lottery Report - 2001 to 2020

Latest Annual Lottery Report data from the Korea Lottery Commission. The data released for the country contains the following information: Total lottery sales and a breakdown of sales by channel. There are approximately 80 data points in this document.
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