Marina Bay Sands has confirmed that they are no longer pursuing a lawsuit filed against an Australian high roller, Wang Zhi Cai. The gambling operator had filed a lawsuit against Wang in 2013 for at least SG$13 million.
The lawyers representing the casino filed a notice of discontinuance with the High Court, and the case not stands resolved.
The Vegas sands owned and operated Singapore casino, had filed a lawsuit against Wang Cai after he accrued a gambling debt of SG$$9,996,250. The debts accumulated over two visits – one in April 2013 and the other in January 2014.
In 2017, a Singapore court ruled that the casino can claim the debt from the high-roller against his Australian assets. However, the decision came as the casino did not get any response from Wang. However, after Wang’s lawyers showed up and represented their client, the decision was set aside by the High court.
Wang’s lawyers contended that their clients play at the casino was funded through a junket, and therefore, Wang had no direct dealing with the casino.
Following the amicable settlement, an MBS spokesperson said that the casino would invite him back at the property “as a valued patron in the near future.”