Chinese real estate firm Landing International Development Limited has reportedly delayed the opening of the casino for its giant Jeju Shinhwa World development in South Korea as it awaits government permission to bring in slots and gaming tables from another venue in the Asian country.

According to a report from GGRAsia, a foreigner-only casino featuring 240 slots as well as 160 gaming tables was due to premiere inside the Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott hotel at Jeju Shinhwa World on January 18 but Landing International Development Limited has now deferred this opening to a ‘later date’.

Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development Limited reportedly stated that it is hoping to gain government approval to relocate some 16 slots and 28 gaming tables it currently operates at a foreigner-only casino inside the nearby Hyatt Regency Jeju hotel to the new facility at Jeju Shinhwa World.

“We submitted our application to relocate our casino in Hyatt [Regency] Jeju to Jeju Shinhwa World to the Jeju government in December of 2017,” read a statement from Landing International Development Limited sent to GGRAsia. “The Jeju government is currently processing our application and we expect the casino transfer to be approved by the Jeju government after the next sitting of the Jeju congress in February.”

Previously known as Myths and History Park and then Resorts World Jeju, Jeju Shinhwa World occupies some 617.7 acres of land and already features an amusement park with 20 rides spread across seven zones as well as a pair of luxury hotels and multi-purpose convention facilities. In addition, April saw Landing International Development Limited inaugurate the Jeju venue’s 344-unit Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World condominium development with guests able to enjoy a water park, a retail quarter and a spa alongside a selection of food and beverage outlets.

GGRAsia reported that November saw Landing International Development Limited scrub the original December 8 opening date for its Jeju Shinhwa World casino before declaring that the facility would start welcoming players by the end of 2017. However, this deadline subsequently passed with no inauguration with the operator later purportedly establishing the January 18 target.

“We will keep providing training to our casino staff before the opening of the casino in our resort,” read the statement from Landing International Development Limited sent to GGRAsia.

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