The Star Gold Coast casino in Queensland, Australia is suing Singaporean high roller Wong Yew Choy for AUD $43 million (USD $30 million) in gambling debts he racked up during a five-day stay at the resort.
Choy left the country and canceled a check he wrote to pay what he owed to the casino. The casino says he spent five days playing baccarat and racked up the impressive bill before leaving.
The casino launched the suit in the Singapore High Court in an attempt to recover their money.
We are pursuing the debt vigorously,” a casino spokesperson said to the Australia Broadcasting Company.
“The Star is disappointed the situation involving Wong Yew Choy has forced us to escalate the matter to the Singapore High Court.”
Wong Yee Choy is hoping the courts will be convinced that the casino was using deceptive practices. He complained about multiple errors made by the casino, but the Star is arguing the Singaporean’s playing preferences do not change that he owes the company a large bill.
“We would not be wasting the court’s time unless we felt our position was extremely robust,” the spokesperson said.