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Tag: North Korea

North Korea calls for US investment in casino construction

North Korea has unveiled plans to develop an international resort in the Wonsan-Kalma coastal region, which would include a casino. During a meeting with US president Donald Trump, Kim Yong Chol, Kim Jong Un’s top aide and special envoy, suggested that the United States could help finance the proposed project, which could include a ski resort and other non-gaming amenities. Kim...

North Korea resumes construction of Ryugyong Hotel

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Recent satellite pictures showing several construction trucks and tourist photographs of cranes around the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang suggest work may have re-started on the development.   The 105-storey structure was conceived 30 years ago by Kim Jong-un’s grandfather, Kim Il-Sung. Work started in 1987, with the plan being to finish the 330m pyramid in 1989. Boasting a casino, nightclubs and other entertainment...

North Korea inaugurates cruises to Vladivostok

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The Hermit Kingdom has launched a new cruise line sailing from the ports Rajin and Kumgangsan to Vladivostok, with officials suggesting that a “more luxurious” vessel could be in the pipeline and the possibility of casino cruising still in play for North Korea.   North Korea hopes to launch itself into the world of cruising with ageing liner, the 9,700-tonne Mangyongbong-92,...

Cash-strapped North Korea looks to casino cruising

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While North Korea isn’t known for its booming tourism industry, the Hermit Kingdom is currently seeking foreign backers to invest in a Soviet-era casino cruise liner.   While it is not famous for its tourism industry, the secretive nation of North Korea is reportedly seeking foreign investment in order to operate a cruise ship. Dubbed the Hermit Kingdom, the authoritarian country of...