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Monks Gambling, Smoking, and Drinking

The scandal is out, video footage shows eight monks drinking, smoking, and playing some poker – high stakes that is – in a 13 hour marathon game.

It's reported that $900,000 was bet during the poker game.

Six of the monks have resigned. The monks are members of the Jogye order and they were at a luxury lakeside hotel where a group of religious leaders were gathered for a fellow monk’s memorial service.

Gambling is illegal in South Korea unless it takes place in a casino. It's a shocking dilemma since the scandal has already broken and it's just days before the celebration of Buddha's birth which is a national holiday.

It's believed that a fellow monk took the video footage; then he turned it in or reported it.

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The curious afterthought: the monk that took the video was probably a player in the game and LOST! Getting even can be a dangerous game.

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