Third man charged in RWS casino cheating case

Guests at the entrance to the casino at Resorts World Sentosa.
Guests at the entrance to the casino at Resorts World Sentosa.ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

SINGAPORE - A third man was charged in court on Friday in relation to a casino cheating case at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).

Casino dealer Choo Hui Yong, 27, faces three counts of cheating at play. The Malaysian national is accused of colluding with Singaporean patron Chua Lai Huat to give him an advantage in Three Card Poker.

Chua, 65, already faces 10 charges of cheating at play, as does Choo's colleague, croupier Zhang Zhijiu, 40, a Chinese national.

Choo's three offences are said to have occurred on June 13, shortly after 1pm.

His alleged modus operandi, like Zhang's, was to reveal the value of the last playing card of the dealer's deck by exposing it at an angle to Chua.

Choo's case will next be mentioned in court on Aug 19, along with Chua's and Zhang's.

For each count of cheating at play by colluding under a fraudulent scheme or practice, he could face up to seven years' jail, a fine of up to $150,000 or both.