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Buddhist Monks Caught in High-Stakes Cash Game Scandal

Postby DM101 » Sat May 12, 2012 12:49 am

Caught on camera: $800k changed hands in a secret 13-hour high stakes poker marathon involving South Korea’s leading Buddhists.

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Six leaders of South Korea’s Buddhist order have been forced to quit following the publication of secret video footage showing the monks drinking, smoking and playing a high-stakes cash game of poker.

The head of the Jogye Order—the largest in South Korea—made a public apology after the footage was leaked and aired on national TV networks.

During the 13-hour gambling marathon, more than $875,300 changed hands, according to one senior monk who spoke with a Reuters reporter.

The game took place at a luxury lakeside hotel following a gathering to commemorate a dead Zen Master.

Footage of the poker marathon was recorded by a secret surveillance camera installed in the hotel room. It was found after it was left anonymously on temple steps.

The Jogye order is the largest in the country, with 10 million followers—a fifth of the population.


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Re: Buddhist Monks Caught in High-Stakes Cash Game Scandal

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Re: Buddhist Monks Caught in High-Stakes Cash Game Scandal

Postby chenghao » Sat May 12, 2012 9:48 am

http://youtu.be/LoLfhQahUdo

Is that 800 K in WON or USD ?

Makes a huge difference :mrgreen:
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Re: Buddhist Monks Caught in High-Stakes Cash Game Scandal

Postby DM101 » Sat May 12, 2012 11:58 am

chenghao wrote:http://youtu.be/LoLfhQahUdo

Is that 800 K in WON or USD ?

Makes a huge difference :mrgreen:


Cool video Chenghao!
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