S'porean high roller ordered to defend $44m casino debt in Australia

The casino high roller will have to explain why he does not have to repay the baccarat debt before an Australian court. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - A casino high roller who was spared by a Singapore court from paying a A$43 million (S$44 million) Australian baccarat debt based on Singapore law, will have to explain why he does not have to do so before an Australian court.

A Brisbane judge has rejected Dr Wong Yew Choy's bid to set aside the Australian lawsuit by Brisbane-based The Star Entertainment QLD seeking to recover the debt he incurred for gambling losses at The Star Gold Coast Casino in 2018.

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