North Korea offers horse racing betting to attract rich customers

North Korea offers horse racing betting to attract rich customers 3
North Korea offers horse racing betting to attract rich customers 3

According to KCNA sources, many races took place at the Mirim Horse Racing Club, a leading development entertainment center built by President Kim Jong Un, located near Pyongyang.

Mirim Equestrian Club has an indoor training facility, facilities for 7 outdoor riding courses, a hall, restaurant and a sauna.

North Korea’s Central News Agency said that the government recently allowed citizens from 12 years old to bet when going to watch horse racing.

A horse race at Mirim Club, North Korea.

Previously, North Korea opened casinos for foreigners in the capital Pyongyang and the Rason region, where North Korea and China jointly operate a special economic zone.

In March, the government submitted investment proposals for new casinos in Namyang, near the Chinese border, and in the Mount Kumkang area, a scenic tourist area just north of the border with South Korea.

Economic experts say that allowing betting at horse races is aimed at helping North Korea earn more foreign currency in the context that the country is being affected by many international sanctions due to the program.

`Kim has implemented vanity projects such as amusement parks, ski resorts and equestrian clubs to improve people’s lives, but the real mission of these projects is to earn foreign currency.

North Korea offers horse racing betting to attract rich customers

Hundreds of spectators came to watch and use their phones to record when the gray and white horses and riders began to compete.

Lee Sang-keun, a researcher at the Institute of Unification Studies, Ewha Womans University in Seoul, said the primary goal of entertainment establishments being opened is to serve the upper class in North Korea: `People

`Some North Koreans make a lot of money from business, they can dine at hamburger restaurants and shop. Those all increase the country’s budget. This is part of the reason why North Korea

Thu Hang

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