After the first game, the remaining players decide to take a vote to stop the game.
Before the vote, the following is told:
[masked manager] If you wish to give up on playing, the 25.5 billion won will be sent to the bereaved families of the late players, 100 million won each. However, you will all return home empty-handed.
The majority votes to stop.
[masked manager] The majority of the players have voted to terminate the game. Therefore, this game is now terminated.
But a few days later most are back, the money is still there. And they continue with the second game.
If the game was actually terminated then:
- The money would have been given to the bereaved families.
- The game would have been restarted instead of continued from game 2