Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) said on Aug. 14 the company began to commercialize “SevenLuck+,” a mobile service platform, employing a decentralized identity (DID) technology for the first time in the Korean casino industry.
DID is a personally controlled method based on blockchain, which has greater availability among nations and is impossible to forge or alter.
The application “COOV,” issued by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency for authenticating vaccine inoculation, has adopted the same technology.
GKL is expected to offer customers information tailored to meet their needs, such as entry passes, digital membership instead of customers’ cards, and table cashless via the Seven Luck+.
The new technology, applied to the Seven Luck+, was selected in the “K-testbed integrated contest,” organized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 2021, and its functions and performances were verified.
It was the first case in which a venture company’s new technology was commercialized into a service on the back of government support, such as public procurement system and sandbox deregulation.
GKL President Kim Young-san said, “I’m pleased to enable the industry’s first ServenLuck+ to open a full-fledged digital service era, and we’ll make every effort to create jobs and pursue shared growth for venture and startup companies based on technologies and infrastructure owned by GKL as a public entity.”
KATA Strikes MOU with GKL to Attract Inbound Tourists and Support Tourism
Korea Association of Travel Agents (KATA) singed an MOU with Grand Korea Leisure to attract inbound tourists and develop related tourism products to reinvigorate the tourism industry.
KATA struck an MOU with GKL at the Spade Room of GKL on July 11.
The signing ceremony took place with KATA Chairman Oh Chang-hee and GKL President Kim Young-san in attendance.
KATA and GKL agreed to promote joint marketing activities to attract inbound tourists, develop tourist products related to the two institutions and implement publication and collaboration projects.
GKL President Kim said, “The deal is expected to be a stepping stone for the development and normalization of the Korea tourism industry, and GKL will do its utmost to fulfill its mission as a public tourism entity and realize social values to develop the tourism industry.”
KATA Chairman Oh said, “I extend thanks for GKL’s active efforts to attract inbound tourists with the industry, and as the tourism market is restoring to previous levels, the MOU will serve as an opportunity for GKL: and the tourism industry to achieve a win-win.”
President Kim Young-san of Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) and Chairman Cho Hyung-jae of Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO) join others at a ceremony to sign an MOU on ESG management at Olympic Culture Center in Songpa-gu, Seoul, on June 28.
GKL Inks MOU with KSPO
Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO) signed an MOU with Grand Korea Leisure to jointly promote ESG management in the sports, culture and tourism industry sectors, KSPO said on June 29.
Both institutions are expected to promote activities to create social values for regional society and build a cooperative network based on their respective expertise and strengths.