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Kim, Trump may discuss construction of casino resort in North Korea

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Kim Yong Chol, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s top aide and special envoy, reportedly called on the United States to support a plan to build a world-class resort in the eastern port city of Wonsan in a meeting with US President Donald Trump.

In his meeting with Trump at the White House, Kim Yong Chol said of North Korea’s plan to create an international tourist destination with a casino in Wonsan city and ski resort in Masikryong, as per South Korean media reports.

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The tourist area, if constructed, will be able to generate about US$ 50 million a year, according to the South Korean government’s estimation. This would be quite a contribution to the rogue nation’s economy given that its annual trade volume stands at a mere US$ 7 billion.

The massive construction plan is interpreted as the regime’s decision to overcome economic hardship and isolation by promoting itself as a premier casino and tourism destination.

Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet for a historic dialogue in Singapore on 12th June. The hermit nation already has one casino in the capital city Pyongyang where visitors and tourists are allowed to gamble.

Jay has researched extensively on gaming laws and has been cited by various media houses and journals as an expert. He has helped leading newspapers in their stories on gaming laws. Jay completed his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS, Kolkata in 2015 and is currently based out of Mumbai.