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Buddhist Poker? Only in high stakes

There is no doubt that to succeed in poker players need to have patience as that of Buddha. However, in an unprecedented scandal that shocked South Korea, a group of Buddhist monks were caught playing high stakes poker in a luxury hotel.

The scandal broke out allegedly after a monk recorded the poker game. It is still unknown whether the monk was present in the room or had hid camera in the room knowingly that there was a poker game going to take place. The video showed eight monks of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism drinking, smoking and playing poker.

The incidence shook the millions of followers of Jogye order as gambling outside casinos is illegal in South Korea. It is alleged that the money came from the followers’ donations and hence they felt cheated. The president of the Order apologized for the event and declared to investigate and punish the monks if found guilty.

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