The growth of the nation’s economics and gross national income allows Korean people to become more interested in various leisure activity participations. Specifically, the decree of five-working days per week has an impact on the lives of the people.
The Korean people recognize the importance of enjoying a life of leisure to improve the quality of their lives. To meet the current demand of the leisure industry, the casino industry has been transformed to be a part of public leisure activities although it has not been very accessible to the public.
It has the big social economic effects on creating employment opportunities and increasing revenues and incomes of local workers and proprietor. To date, the casino industry in Korean tends to expand their markets. There are three casinos in Seoul, two in Busan, eight in Jeju, and three in other local areas respectively for foreign people.
In the year of 2000, Kangwon Land opened a casino for domestic people. Despite the positive effects of the casino industry, most people still believe that the casino is closer to a gamble rather than a leisure activity because the casino causes social problems such as gambling addiction, drugs, murders, and so on.
Due to the characteristics of the casino, the high security level is required to protect customers and the property. The industry desires people with the high level of physical fitness to place them into the security parts in the casinos. Thus, most of employees in the security –related parts in the casino were formerly martial art athletes, retired military persons, and physical education-related majors.
It indicates that the security guard in the casino has become a potential career pathway for physical education related majors. Recently, more than 50 colleges offer the security science program in physica education- related departments[