Popular South Korean TV comedian and personality Lee Soo-geun is quite the gambler, this indicates. (Image source: asianwiki)
We tend, rightly, to consider North Korea as the area where nothing is allowed and any fun can be had by no one. But as it happens that within their far more seemingly Westernized cousin to the south, the law posseses an iron fist as well.
Southern Korea makes gambling illegal save for a couple of state-run and strictly limited opportunities. Yet, recently, a number of well-known South Korean celebrities have risked it all for the sake of a quick gambling fix, and now have been caught red-handed by the authorities there.
Celebs Get Caught Up
Among those caught up within 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 K-pop variety. They truly are now all under investigation for illegal 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 with a private gambling website.
Following news of the comedian's so-called bad behavior, Lee Soo-geun announced his intentions to go out of all programs he is currently appearing on in an effort t