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North Korea denies illegal embassy casino in Moscow

North Korean officials have denied claims of an illegal casino in its embassy in Moscow, calling the reports “complete nonsense”. Earlier this week, local...

Korea casino stocks rally on North optimism

Shares in South Korea’s casino operators rallied on Tuesday ahead of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un on hopes for greater cross border cooperation, Yonhap reports.
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North Korea allows horse race betting

The North Korean government has lifted its ban on horse race betting, with experts pinning the latest move as the country’s way to make...

Navigating rough seas

North Korea is seeking foreign investment to fund a $20 million casino cruise ship aimed at boosting tourism in the region. But international sanctions and cultural differences mean the initiative may never set sail. When considering vacation options, most holidaymakers don’t place North Korea high on their list of choices. Strict visa requirements, a lack of luxury accommodations and a trigger-happy dictatorial leader are enough to deter even the most intrepid explorers.

North Korea seeks investors for casino cruise ship

North Korea is seeking foreign investors for a cruise ship program, which it says will be permitted to operate a casino, the Yonhap news...

Paddy Power drops support for basketball star Rodman’s N. Korea trip

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has pulled its sponsorship of U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman’s visits to North Korea following criticism from human rights groups....

Chinese gamblers boost fortunes of North Korea’s Emperor Casino

The number of Yanbian license plates in the carpark of the Emperor Resort & Casino in North Korea’s remote Rason district leave little doubt as to the hotel’s main clientele.

Paddy Power joins in N. Korean basketball diplomacy

As sponsor of superstar basketball player Dennis Rodman, who has made two visits to North Korea thanks to its leader's love for the game,...

Royale Star seeing little action in North Korea

  The Royale Star, a casino cruise ship, has made only three trips on its new route between the port of Rajin, near North Korea's...

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