High-roller fails to void $6m debt at Resorts World Sentosa casino

The businessman first visited RWS in July 2010 with the prospect of opening a seafood restaurant, and later became a casino premium member who rolled at its high-limit gaming area.
The businessman first visited RWS in July 2010 with the prospect of opening a seafood restaurant, and later became a casino premium member who rolled at its high-limit gaming area.PHOTO: ST FILE

A Malaysian businessman who blew $10 million in credit within three days at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino and settled nearly half the debt has failed in his court bid to void the outstanding $5.9 million.

The High Court rejected Mr Lee Fook Kheun's claim that he was intoxicated when he inked the credit deals which he also argued were invalid as RWS had failed to comply with the Casino Control Regulations. He had sought to have monies paid returned to him.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2018, with the headline 'High-roller fails to void $6m casino debt'. Print Edition | Subscribe