Koreans busted for operating illegal online casino

Friday, 24 February 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 8 By  Boonlua Chatree

Three South Korean men were arrested last week for operating an illegal online casino in Naklua.

Police believe the 3 Koreans, Ji Woo Lee, 25, Seungho Lee, 25, and Jinwoung Cho, 22, did not own the site, but were working for a fellow Korean named Yoo Won Young.

Young allegedly paid the web site operators 50,000 baht per month to run the site out of their condo in Naklua.

Koreans Ji Woo Lee, Seungho Lee, and Jinwoung Cho have been remanded to custody for operating an illegal online casino in Naklua. Koreans Ji Woo Lee, Seungho Lee, and Jinwoung Cho have been remanded to custody for operating an illegal online casino in Naklua.

The 3 had installed computer systems and internet in their rooms, and installed Baccarat software.  The site allegedly generated 15-20 Thai and Korean gamblers per day, generating 50,000-70,000 baht.  The site had been up for three months before officials caught on.

Police confiscated Samsung monitors, 3 CPUs, 2 sets of keyboards and mice, an internet modem, and 48 telephone numbers and password codes. All three Koreans were charged with illegal gambling and taking other’s money without a permit.

Yoo Won Young, the Korean owner of the online casino, was not in Thailand during the arrest.

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