g = game
s = squid
The 1st g
Prior to g1, the circle guards are at the front, after g1 the armed triangles are. This is because of intentional deception. Since potentially 1988 (due to when il-nam realistically got the idea vs what the cop finds) or at least since 2015, the first batch that die in g1 never consented to a game where they die.
The contract is 100% deceptive, let me point something else out...
7% of the surviving players post game-1 that opted out didn't return. Despite this, with them not being eliminated, the front man says to 'keep an eye on them' and the prize money remained 4.56 billion Won. How did the prize money remain that amount if it's specifically said to be 100k won per dead participant?
The 7% were slaughtered outside of the games. If you opted-out you were killed. The entire notion of freedom was a lie. There was no opt-out, the contract you signed was with criminals that would piss on it before staying true to it.
How hasn't it been found out?
There is extremely likely to be police corruption involved with how the sg is maintained. I don't mean the cop that Gi-Hun went to but even someone inside of his department. Are you telling me Gi-Hun was the only one to ever run and scream? Some would even have reported the sg to the cops after that weirdo slapped them in that g and paid them, suspecting a scam. There's no way the cops hadn't heard about it, instead those that looked too far were killed or the ones reported too were corrupt and buried it.
Preying on the vulnerable
The business model of the g is to prey specifically on those who are prone to addictions, terrible at managing their money and who after being physically slapped by someone after they were pressured into signing away their bodily rights already, had the desperation to agree to go to a game they had no clue about. The very nature of the sg, given what's at stake (life) only works on the most vulnerable to gamble their life on a 1/456 type probability.