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Dong-Beg Shin The casino industry, which has an effect on enhancing the balance of international payments, reviving the regional economy, accelerating the employment and enlarging income and taxes as a result of acquiring foreign currencies, is being fostered as part of the high value-added service industry. The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and realities of the casino business, to find out what problems it faced, and ultimately to suggest in which way it could be boosted.There were several characteristics in the casino industry:contribution to foreign currencies, restrictions on the demand creation through enlarging the casino, worsening trends on account of the oversupply and the poor payability, insufficient linkage to the tourist industry, and people's negative perception of the gambling business. Besides, there were other problems related to an admission of native Koreans, taxation, regulation systems, re-investment of earnings and restraints against indiscreet inflows of the foreign capital. Accordingly, it is attempted to discuss how to improve the law and system of the casino industry, educate and train relevant professionals, pursue the successful marketing strategies and change the way people looked at the casino in this study.In conclusion, the casino industry would be able to make a great contribution to acquiring foreign currencies, enlarging tax revenues and boosting the economy, by highlighting all the positives, such as the economic effectiveness, and wiping out the negatives, like unfavorable impressions that were attributed to the addiction of gambling, the squander of fortune, the ruin of family or crimes.