In an update provided by JTBC Newsroom, it has been revealed that both Seungri and Yang Hyun Suk participated in illegal gambling at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
Earlier, it was reported that Yang Hyun Suk gambled around ₩1.3 billion KRW at the MGM Grand, but the new reports reveal he may have gambled even more.
Yang Hyun Suk was revealed to have visited the VIP room at MGM Grand a total of 11 times. In order to receive VIP status, a person has to spend over ₩1.5 billion KRW, or around $1.25 million USD
Through analysis of the gambling records provided by Las Vegas casinos, it was revealed that Yang Hyun Suk gambled over ₩1 billion KRW, and lost more than ₩600 million of that.
Seungri was also revealed to have visited the VIP room 4 times and gambled large amounts of money, playing baccarat. He gambled around ₩2 billion KRW and lost around ₩1.3 billion of that.
Both Yang Hyun Suk and Seungri would put down large amounts of money each hand, ranging from ₩3-10 million KRW.
Police were also able to acquire specific details on both Seungri and Yang Hyun Suk’s participation in gambling, from the number of times they visited to the amount of money they gambled and lost. With this data, the police have changed the status of the case from an internal investigation to an official one, and will summon both of them for questioning.
YG Entertainment released a brief statement, saying they have no comment on Yang Hyun Suk’s illegal gambling.