Casinos in Korea Enjoy Popularity with new games to bet on for
Online casinos have
enjoyed unbelievable growth on the Internet in recent years, and
this explosive expansion has come with much scrutiny and has
created quite the crowded marketplace. But the current state of
online casinos is healthy and ripe with new developments and
news. The online casinos industry is always exciting. Many new
countries and cultures are now moving towards online casinos
that previously had never seen online casinos as major business
or internet staples.
Many websites now cater to betting, and the poker craze that has
hit online casinos shows no signs of slowing down and online
casinos see great signs continuing.
Despite the good news for online casinos, and the increased
profits and buzz, new debates over the legality of online
casinos and the morality of Internet gambling are underway. The
U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that
would curb Internet gambling and severely cripple the online
casinos and the means by which consumers deposit and withdraw
their money in the over $12 Billion dollar a year industry.
Gambling is largely illegal in South Korea but there is nothing
to worry about if the bets are made with cyber money. The only
restriction in entering online casinos is that you have to be
over 19 years old.
What is the most popular sport in South Korea? Football could be
an answer if the term ``sports'' is limited to physical
activities, but many wags like to say that go-stop is the true
national sport of Korea.
Go-stop is a variation of hwatu, a flower card game known as
Hanafuda in Japan. It has unmatched popularity among various
types of gamblers in Korea regardless of gender and age and
whether played on- or off-line.
Every online casinos portal in South Korea offers a go-stop
game. Traditionally, the game is played by three or four people
but most online casinoshave adopted a two-people rule called
In ``Sin Matko,'' the most popular online casinos go-stop game,
players win a game when they earn more than seven points,. When
players run out of money, 100,000 won will be automatically
replenished every ten minutes.
Most casual games played on portals in Korea have five-card draw
or seven-card stud poker games. These western card games are
becoming increasingly popular but they are still falling short
of the popularity of go-stop games
The most popular poker game is Hangame's ``Seven Poker,'' where
up to five gamblers play, with the winner dealing the cards.
The biggest difference between real-world poker and online poker
is that most players do not take more than one second when
making their bet, or deciding to fold. The starting bet is 3 won
for each player but the table money easily goes up to 100
million won within a matter of seconds. Players also get bonus
points when they complete a rare set, such as a flush or four of