Venetian Macau sues 2 gamblers over $5.5m in debts
HONG KONG (AP) - United States billionaire Sheldon Adelson's flagship Macau casino is suing two mainland Chinese high-rollers over gambling debts worth millions.
The Venetian Macau took legal action in a Hong Kong court this week to recover about US$4.5 million (S$5.5 million) in the two separate cases.
In one, the Venetian is trying to recover HK$23.4 billion (S$3.7 billion) from Zou Yunyu, who Forbes estimated in 2008 was worth US$302 million.
In the second case, the Venetian is pursuing HK$11.3 million from Xie Xiaoqing, who Hong Kong media reports said on Friday was a Chinese provincial government official.