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South Korea Fines MLB Pitcher For Gambling

Tags: baseball, south korea.
Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 by "T".

The Newly-signed St. Louis Cardinal reliever, Seung Hwan Oh, was fined by a Seoul court of 10 million won ($8,300) for breaking South Korean gambling laws for gambling heavily in Macau.

According to spokesman Joon Young Maeng, the country also fined Oh's ex-teammate and former Chicago Cubs pitcher, Lim Chang-yong, with the same amount.

The Korean Baseball Organization has hit both players, Oh and Chang-yong, with half-season ban after having been charged by prosecutors with gambling around 40 million won ($33,000) each in 2014 in a Macau casino.

South Korea's gambling laws are strict. There is only one domestic casino in South Korea that entertain locals whereas the 16 other casinos only admit foreign gamblers. South Koreans are not allowed to bet large amounts of money at any venues except at the designated local casino.

Both pitchers have had previous suspensions from the Korean Baseball Organization.
Earlier this month, the Cardinals have singed Oh with a one-year deal.

source: http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/19895-south-korea-fines-mlb-pitcher-over-gambling


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6 comments for "South Korea Fines MLB Pitcher For Gambling"

 tropical1/28/2016 11:13:03 PM GMT
Seems like a fair deal to me. The 'law' is clear about it. Don't lose your money in these scummy foreign casinos, lose it in our designated local scummy casino.
So you gambled around 40 million won ($33,000) in 2014 in a Macau casino.
We want our share of 10 million won ($8,300). Go f*** yourself.
 SBEP1/28/2016 11:47:17 PM GMT
If casino`s keep pushing more and more insane law`s in their favor, what will happen with no doubt in my mind, will be, they will lose in the long term, people will always find a way to gamble and pay no tax`s on their profits, and some casinos will adapt to those players just to bring in some profits, what casinos dont seem to get, is that all governments are also working against them and not just the players/gamblers, when u have those leeches on your back they will suck u dry...
We are blessed at the moment in my country, coz our government are all digitron generation, have no clue, beside a push for a laws by a greedy private corp, who organizes games of luck and scratch cards and lotto, that got crushed in government house, due to how ignorant were the politicians on this subject, but even if the law was to be passed, no change would have happened, just like any other law they push in, but dont enforce Big Smile coz it costs alot of money to put the whole infrastracture in place, plus we dont have the people with exact skill set to do the job, which like any greedy government dont want to put up, they just want to collect Big Smile
 bowie19841/29/2016 1:49:30 AM GMT
Posted by tropical:
Seems like a fair deal to me. The 'law' is clear about it. Don't lose your money in these scummy foreign casinos, lose it in our designated local scummy casino.

TBH South Korea is not all that different from it's northern counterpart when it's come to punishing somebody for breaking the law...
 Serpang1/29/2016 2:49:04 AM GMT
Limited gambling sounds good rather than prohibit gambling at all, but a lot illegal gambling like in my country Aww crap! Aww crap! . But monitoring their citizen gambling at foreign ...wow.. must be a lot of work. Well done they can do it !! is possible monitoring all of their citizen ? lol
 bowie19841/30/2016 1:54:21 AM GMT
Nope, they are not monitoring all of their citizens I guess but multinational casino chains are often keeping in touch to tax offices around the world especially if foreigners winning large amount of money - it's all very bureaucratic but they try to prevent money laundering schemes and so on...
 mirexxx3/28/2016 3:56:46 PM GMT
There only one option in this one and its the Nationals as there is huge difference between those two teams here. Nationals have the edge hands down when it commes to hitting average as their whole teams is doing just fine right now

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