Foreigner-only casinos to face more scrutiny in Jeju

Jeju’s provincial government says it will be intensifying its management and supervision of foreigner-only casinos, Korea Times reports.

The government said on Friday it would legislate to manage casinos and improve transparency through an upgraded version of the government’s ordinance for the casino industry.

Under the new legislation, effective January, casinos must establish a permit system for people to enter any restricted areas, such as the storage room of gaming devices and computer rooms in their buildings.

Casinos will also be required to increase the number of security cameras to reduce blind areas. Casinos will also be banned from using illegal gaming equipment.

To improve transparency, gambling companies will be required to calculate their daily income immediately, sell poker chips at the gaming table, install electronic game tables, and provide serial numbers for each game contract.

Any foreign customers entering a casino will also have their name, nationality, date of visit, passport number and passport expiration date recorded, according to the news outlet.

The moves to intensify the scrutiny of casinos on the island follow a number of crimes related to casinos over the last few years.