A VIP high-roller has taken Marina Bay Sands operator, Las Vegas Sands as he claims that the casino operator wrongly transferred his funds to another gambler’s account without his consent.
Wang Xi, a Chinese gambler has sued Marina Bay Sands and in his claim at the High Court of Singapore, he has said that the casino illegally transferred SG$9.1m (US$6.6m) from his deposit account.
A Bloomberg report says that the money was moved in 22 separate transfers between October and December 2015 to individuals Wang says he doesn’t know. The high-roller also says that he got to know about the casino moving his money only in July this year.
Earlier in June this year, quite opposite to what the casino operator is being discussed for, Marina Bay Sands 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.