Popular South Korean TV comedian and personality Lee Soo-geun is quite the gambler, it seems. (Image source: asianwiki)
We tend, rightly, to think about North Korea once the region where nothing is permitted and any fun can be had by no one. But it turns out that in their much more seemingly Westernized cousin to the south, the law has an iron fist too.
South Korea makes gambling save that is illegal a couple of state-run and strictly limited opportunities. And yet, lately, a small number of well-known South Korean celebrities have risked it all for the sake of a quick gambling fix, and have now been caught red-handed by the authorities there.
Celebs Get Swept Up
Among those caught up in the gambling allegations are a definite well-known TV host/comedian, two A-list variety show hosts, and a former singer of this culturally popular variety that is k-pop. They are now all under investigation for unlawful sports gambling.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office has established that popular tv comedian Lee Soo-geun has been summoned for questioning, based on suspicions that he wagered a huge selection of millions of Korean won (1KRW is equal to approximately $0.93) on English Premier League soccer matches via a private gambling website.
Following news of the comedian’s so-called bad behavior, Lee Soo-geun announced his motives to go out of all programs he is currently appearing on in an effort to ‘take Continue reading