Star Gold Coast sues Singaporean high roller again

The Star lost its first lawsuit against the player.
The Star lost its first lawsuit against the player.

The casino has lodged a new legal claim after its first was rejected in July.

Australia.- Star Gold Coast has launched another lawsuit against a Singaporean customer it says accumulated a gambling debt of AU$43 million (US$30 million) during a seven-day visit.

The casino in Queensland has filed a new lawsuit against the famous Asian gambler Wong Yew Choy at the Supreme Court in Brisbane.

Wong, who is 56 years old, claims he was seduced by glamorous VIP marketing executive Teazel Yaw, when he arrived at the casino on July 26 after travelling in the company’s private Jet.

He says he and his guests were invited to stay at the venue’s penthouse and were given AU$100,000 (US$71,582).

The Daily Mail says the VIP handed over a blank cheque for AU$40 million (US$28.6 million) to cash chips, which he lost playing baccarat.

The casino then offered him an extra AU$10 million (US$7.15 million), but he left, leaving a debt of over AU$43.2 million (US$30.92 million). He allegedly told the casino it could use a cheque he gave to a sister venue in Sydney in 2017, but it bounced.

Star tried to recuperate the money by suing Wong in Singapore, but the player won that legal battle on July 7, his lawyers arguing that Star executive Paul Arbuckle had promised Wong his losses would be written off.

Wong made his fortune gambling in the Philippines and the Isle of Man, and frequently receives incentives from casinos.

No date has yet been set to hear the lawsuit in Brisbane.

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