The Mohegan Sun Gaming and Entertainment group has been granted a one-year postponement to open its South Korean casino.
Mohegan is building the Inspire Entertainment Resort in Incheon, and it has been hit hard due to the Covid pandemic, which has caused delays in the construction. The company initially requested an opening date of 2023, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism agreed with the new date. The first-phase for opening will be on this date, and now the construction for the building will begin in earnest soon.
Commenting on the decision Inspire CEO Andrew Billany said, "We are thrilled to hear the news of the awaited business plan change approval from the government."
He added: "We plan to normalise the resort construction shortly, [and] fully dedicate our efforts on securing financing."
The resort is slated to have a 15,000 seat arena, 1,250 hotel rooms, 40 eateries, 160 gaming tables, 700 slots, and an indoor water park for users to stay in.