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may
13

Monks Caught in High-Stakes Cash Game Scandal

Tags: buddhist, gambling, high stakes, monks, poker, scandal.
Posted on 13 May 2012 by "T".

Reuters, an international news agancy, reports that a group of 6 Buddhist monks have resigned after a video filmed secretly showed them playing high-stakes poker, drinking and smoking at a memorial event for dead Zen master. Seongho, a senior monk, said that about $875,000 was on the table during the cash game that lasted for about 13 hours.

Gambling is forbidden in South Korea expect at licensed casino and racecourses. Some of the monks involved were believed to be abbots. Apart from that, some news sites claim that they money the monks were gambling with came from different donations.

 


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23 comments for "Monks Caught in High-Stakes Cash Game Scandal"

 sadamman13/05/2012 18:12:30 GMT
Donations for religions are a scam. It's now been recorded them cheating in parson!!!!!
 0HighTimes013/05/2012 18:51:55 GMT
Posted by sadamman:
Donations for religions are a scam. It's now been recorded them cheating in parson!!!!!

What has "Religion "got too do with poker and country's laws, "Scam , Cheating , Recorded" it just said it was against law to play for Money in South Korea(other than at casino's and horse racing), Its just like USA players not allowed to online! Confused Sorry Sad, your a idiot
All Thee Best Thumbs Up
PS; if u want look at Religion and Scams Look at Vatican (money laundering etc >Google)
 damosk13/05/2012 19:00:41 GMT
Well from my perspective it just looks like they got into a bit of a bad 'habit' and suffered a really bad beat!!!!!!
 sadamman13/05/2012 19:06:57 GMT
Posted by 0HighTimes0:
Posted by sadamman:
Donations for religions are a scam. It's now been recorded them cheating in parson!!!!!

What has "Religion "got too do with poker and country's laws, "Scam , Cheating , Recorded" it just said it was against law to play for Money in South Korea(other than at casino's and horse racing), Its just like USA players not allowed to online! Confused Sorry Sad, your a idiot
All Thee Best Thumbs Up
PS; if u want look at Religion and Scams Look at Vatican (money laundering etc >Google)


OK somebody obviously takes things to heart. Its a scam because where does the money go? Not anywhere where it should do thats for sure. If you want to start an argument you'll get it, you NEVER know what the fuck, you yourself are on about. Angry Angry Angry If you had any sense you'd realise my above quote was not necessarily true, but a build up to a punchline.
 MarcWinz13/05/2012 19:22:29 GMT
OBVIOUSLY THE ONE CLOSEST TO GOD ONE THE POT !!!! OR SMOKED IT !! HAHA
 noonlion13/05/2012 19:24:29 GMT
lol.

This is where Andy Black went to for a year...(if you know of him you'll get that.

As for the argument - yeah agree sadamman.
Hard working people giving their money to a sinister monster religion.
 jomull5713/05/2012 20:18:55 GMT
wher do i sign up Smile
 TheFarSeer13/05/2012 20:28:56 GMT
Obviously the profit would go to a new monastery. The rake to the village people and whatever they were smoking was necessary for them to be able to play this sin game called poker. They are Heroes, or at least .... humans.

 pothead201213/05/2012 20:32:47 GMT
So what doesnt everybody like free money let them have some fun god damn Tongue
 damosk13/05/2012 20:53:12 GMT
The FarSeer........... are the Village People still touring and linking in with monastery poker games to be the entertainment? LOL
 lukasb13/05/2012 20:55:56 GMT
Posted by TheFarSeer:
Obviously the profit would go to a new monastery. The rake to the village people and whatever they were smoking was necessary for them to be able to play this sin game called poker. They are Heroes, or at least .... humans.


Would the winning monk take the money for himself in the end? It seems this was blown out of proportion somehow. Not for me to agree or disagree with their actions but i think they were just having some fun.
 0HighTimes014/05/2012 01:46:28 GMT
Posted by noonlion:
lol.

This is where Andy Black went to for a year...(if you know of him you'll get that.

As for the argument - yeah agree sadamman.
Hard working people giving their money to a sinister monster religion.


"Donations for religions are a scam" Yes i agree with Sadamman's first point too (deepens who/what for!), My point was there's more corrupt Religions than Buddhist monks playing poker for $875,00
Google> Vatican money laundering +
(1000s of pages just money laundering, what else do the Vatican get up to).

What the F, Vatican and Pope believer's in aliens??? (what do they know that we don't know?)
Vatican and Pope getting into Conspiracy theory's!!!
“Jesus Christ was killed by sinners and aliens!” Pope Benedict XVI told a shocked crowd in St. Peter’s Basilica. “I believe that aliens from Planet Zeeba came down to earth and they are responsible for the crucifixion.”VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI (was in news while ago)
Pope Benedict XVI's astronomer: the Catholic Church welcomes aliens
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/80092...
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,355400,00.html
Google> Vatican, pope + aliens

I said The "idiot" comment To see what reaction was (LOL) as that's what he said too me while ago in a post,
I didn't react because, i not care what he thinks of me
All Thee best Thumbs Up Sadamman
 sadamman14/05/2012 01:59:52 GMT
Posted by 0HighTimes0:
What the F, Vatican and Pope believer's in aliens??? (what do they know that we don't know?)
Vatican and Pope getting into Conspiracy theory's!!!


Find me the link where it says the pope believes in aliens. He's never said that. He's acknowledged its more likely they do exist than they don't. But he's never said "yeah aliens exist and I believe in them." Plus him acknowledging the possibly of them existing is more out of obligation than belief. It's the 21st century, and you're seen as more weird if you don't believe they exist these days. He was just trying to move an outdated religion into the modern day to try to ensure its survival.
 wolfydan14/05/2012 04:06:02 GMT
LMAO u would think monks play poker lmao well there gotta make money 2 and have some fun wish i made that much money from poker
 Chartoule14/05/2012 08:57:26 GMT
Religions what a shit. An what a nice guys, the monks. Some of them go to bed with kids, anothers spend money in poker (and all of them in luxuries do you remember some religionman who lives poorly?). And don´t forget about the ones who kill people...

Religion must dead.
 rv14/05/2012 11:09:33 GMT
wow I think I wanna be monk too. why in the %$# did they filmed it? stupidity ...
 Fakiry14/05/2012 14:05:41 GMT
We have to remember that South Korea lives with a dictator, who limits citizens’ freedom and rights a lot. I believe that, even if it was just a “normal” garage poker game between monks, it would be a scandal there in the same, as they are supposed to dedicate their lifes (24/7) to the religion and the act of praying. Now, just to smile a bit with the situation, it must be tough to beat a monk at a table because he always have God on his side!
 Macubaas14/05/2012 19:39:19 GMT
It's a shame that they are playing on real money and especially on such large amounts of money...

I mean they could have played on chips if they really like the game and it's even worse if they played with money from donations Sad
 marinho15/05/2012 15:27:54 GMT
Very funny free poker for monks!
 pochui15/05/2012 15:40:19 GMT
cool- monks rule, kung fu panda!!! serious money on the table, where the hell do these monks get the cash from- maybe they sell cocaine part time...one thing is clear- they showed awesome respect for their zen master at the memorial- drinking, smoking and fk..ng...i'm gonna become a monk someday too
 B1gfoot15/05/2012 19:21:28 GMT
Religion, scandal, shock horror!
 Greenmohave15/05/2012 22:10:55 GMT
Doesn't someone have something better to do then to spy on some Monks in attempt to give them a bad name. My gosh! The things that occur in this world and there's idots trying to get some Monks in trouble. Maybe I'm just backwards and should be offended by their actions, but it doesn't bother me anymore then the Monica Luinsky and President Clinton scandal.
 daryan1118/05/2012 16:54:58 GMT
ugly...

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