Popular South Korean TV comedian and personality Lee Soo-geun is quite the gambler, it appears. (Image source: asianwiki)
We tend, rightly, to think of North Korea since the region where nothing is allowed and any fun can be had by no one. But it turns out that inside their way more seemingly Westernized cousin to the south, the law comes with an iron fist too.
Southern Korea makes gambling illegal salvage for a couple of state-run and strictly limited opportunities. Yet, recently, a small number of well-known South Korean celebrities have risked it all for the benefit of a quick gambling fix, and have been caught red-handed by the authorities there.
Celebs Get Trapped
Among those caught up within the gambling allegations certainly are a well-known TV host/comedian, two A-list variety show hosts, and a former singer of the culturally popular K-pop variety. They have been now all under investigation for unlawful sports gambling.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office has announced that popular tv comedian Lee Soo-geun has been summoned for questioning, based on suspicions that he wagered hundreds of millions of Korean won (1KRW is equal to approximately $0.93) on English Premier League football matches using a private gambling website.
Following news of the comedian’s alleged behavior that is bad Lee Soo-geun announced his motives to leave all programs he is currently appearing on in order to ‘take