The Korean Baseball Organisation (KBO) is facing a betting scandal on the eve of the 2021 season. The KBO disclosed that two players from the Doosan Bears have become involved in illegal sports betting. Sports gambling is illegal under local laws in Korea and the KBO specifically prohibits players from gambling.
The Doosan Bears disclosed to the KBO earlier this week that two players had been found to have purchased sports betting tickets. The Bears asked the KBO to transfer catcher Kwon Ki-Young and pitcher Jeong Hyun-Wook to the inactive list. The Bears advised the league that they will fully cooperate in the investigation of the pair.
Jeong allegedly bought tickets on the Sports Toto lottery in Korea, while Kwon allegedly used ill…
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