Police Arrest Dozens In Hyundai Online Gambling Ring

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According to a report by the Yonhap news agency, South Korean police arrested dozens of Hyundai Motor Company employees after it was discovered they were involved in illegal gambling during office hours.

The 62 employees were found to be involved in a multi-million dollar illegal gambling ring that occurred between January 2009 and May 2010. The employees reportedly used computers located inside the factory's lounge, gambling on internet gambling sites. Police are still trying to obtain warrants to arrest another 4 employees for habitual gambling. It has been reported that the four gamblers wagered about $285,000 during this time period.

Police are trying to locate the operators of the illegal online gambling sites. A police official said, "We decided to apply for arrest warrants for some of the staff since the money at stake is huge and we need to preemptively block widespread cyber gambling,"

An additional Hyundai internal audit found that an additional 35 workers in another plant were placing online wagers during company hours.

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25 July 2011 - 10:28am

It is so easy to prevent employees from accessing gambling websites at work nowadays, I just do not believe they can't do this on Hyundai, as I know it's not the first case they catch their workers gamble while working hours....