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Go/Baduk Affected By “Internet Entertainment” ?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007
According to this source, Go / Baduk in Korea seems to be affected by other sources of entertainment available online: the article reports several changes in spending patterns in Korea, and apparently there was a 21% decrease in the revenue of Baduk clubs during the last five years:
“[...] there has been a plunge in revenue of bowling alleys (-35 percent), book rental stores (-32 percent), photo studios (-27 percent) and baduk clubs (-21 percent). The NSO attributed this to the growing popularity of Internet entertainment.”
This may not be alarming news in the end, though: I am sure a lot of regular Baduk club members have moved online, and the article seems to only count revenue change in “brick and mortar” businesses and clubs.