High roller can now contest casino's $10m suit

Marina Bay Sands casino had sued businessman Wang Zhi Cai in the High Court and obtained the default judgment on June 12, 2017, after he failed to appear in court.
Marina Bay Sands casino had sued businessman Wang Zhi Cai in the High Court and obtained the default judgment on June 12, 2017, after he failed to appear in court.PHOTO: ST FILE

The High Court has set aside a $10 million default judgment against an Australian-Chinese tycoon for alleged casino debts and allowed his appeal to enter his defence and contest the case in a court trial.

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino had sued China-born businessman Wang Zhi Cai in the High Court and obtained the default judgment on June 12, 2017, after he failed to appear in court. The casino also obtained a Sydney court order to enforce the Singapore judgment against his assets in Australia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 07, 2019, with the headline 'High roller can now contest casino's $10m suit'. Subscribe