In South Korea, the former head of state-run casino operator Kangwon Land has been sentenced to three years in prison for conducting illicit hiring practices.


Choi Hung-jib, former CEO of Kangwon Land, was indicted for instructing his officials to favour candidates with ties to high-profile politicians during the hiring process betweeen 2011 and 2014.

Last year, two lawmakers from the main opposition party in South Korea were also indicted in connection to the job placement scandal. Representatives Kweon Seong-dong and Yeom Dong-yeol were charged with abuse of power and business interference but were not detained.

Choi Hung-jib was immediately remanded in custody following the court ruling, which took place at the Chuncheon District Court.

Source: Asia Gaming Brief