Aussie casino sues Singaporean high roller for $42m

The amount being sought by The Star Entertainment Group, which runs The Star Gold Coast casino, is believed to be the largest casino debt filed in the High Court in Singapore.
The amount being sought by The Star Entertainment Group, which runs The Star Gold Coast casino, is believed to be the largest casino debt filed in the High Court in Singapore.PHOTO: THE STAR GOLD COAST/FACEBOOK

But businessman says he should not have to pay up as errors were made in the games he played in

An Australian casino which flew in a Singaporean high roller and gave him A$200,000 to gamble with is now suing him for the A$43.2 million ($41.5 million) he purportedly lost on its tables last year.

But the gambler, businessman Wong Yew Choy, argues that the Queensland casino made mistakes on the baccarat games he played in, and he should not have to pay up.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2019, with the headline 'Aussie casino sues S'porean high roller for $42m'. Print Edition | Subscribe