December 07, 2023

Poker in Pyongyang: Life and death in North Korea’s casinos

Foreign employee’s death raises questions about ownership of country’s gambling industry

He jumped to his death – at least that’s what the authorities say.

Casino worker Lei Weng Fu, 29, died on June 5 in North Korea, his cause of death attributed as “multiple bone fractures” by the Pyongyang hospital which conducted the autopsy.