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A Research on the National Losses due to Illegal Gambling: Focusing on the Overseas Casino Expenditure

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2014, 38(3), pp.257-276
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

seo wonseok 1 Lee, Min-Jae 1 An, Soojin 1

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ABSTRACT

This study estimates the size of illegal gambling and evaluates the national wealth outflow and financial losses due to the overseas casino. Gambling abuses has emerged as social problems since the domestic accessible casino opened, but social ills caused by illegal gambling has persisted before the opening of Kangwon Land casino. Yearly sales by Korean gamblers in Macau, the Philippines, Singapore, and Las Vegas are estimated about 2.3 trillion won, which is almost 2 times of Kangwon Land casino sales in 2010. Nevertheless, almost policies and regulations on the national gambling focus on the responsible legal gambling but none on illegal gambling though it is expected illegal gambling market is much larger than legal. The best solution is to reduce the individual spending to every gambling activity. But if not possible, it is next desirable way to turn illegal gambling over to legal gambling in terms of raising national finance for social cost used to rehabilitate the problem gamblers.

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