The hell-raising monks were from the Jogye order, which has about 10 million followers, or about a fifth of the population.
Its leader has since apologized for the scandal, which took place following a fellow monk's memorial service at a luxury hotel in April.
Gambling outside of licensed casinos and horse racing tracks is illegal in South Korea and frowned upon by religious leaders.
Monks breaking their abstinence vows? Next they'll be telling us that Catholic priests have a thing for underage boys...
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