Court strikes out Aussie casino's $40m claim against high roller

The Star Entertainment had sued Singaporean over alleged gambling debts in Queensland

The case involves the largest reported casino debt sum filed in a Singapore court, with Star Entertainment claiming A$43.2 million that Dr Wong Yew Choy purportedly lost at The Star Gold Coast casino in Queensland. PHOTO: THE STAR GOLD COAST/FACEBOOK
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A Singapore court has struck out an Australian casino's A$43.2 million (S$40.2 million) claim against a Singaporean high roller for alleged gambling debts.

The judgment underlines the point that Singapore law does not enforce the recovery of monies won on a wager, other than gambling regulated by statute like the Casino Control Act.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2019, with the headline Court strikes out Aussie casino's $40m claim against high roller. Subscribe