Former MBS gambler sues casino for $6.6 million

A former Chinese gambler at Marina Bay Sands is suing the casino for allegedly transferring funds from his casino deposit accounts without his authorization, Bloomberg reports.

Wang Xi discovered in July that S$9.1 million (US$6.6 million) was missing from his account as a result of 22 transfers made between October and December 2015. Wang said he doesn’t know the people who allegedly received the money. 

According to the lawsuit, which was filed in the High Court of Singapore, Marina Bay Sands told Wang that it had received authorization letters signed by him in Macao for the transactions.

Wang said the signature was copied and pasted onto the authorization letters and blamed the casino operator for failing to verify the authenticity of the letters and signatures. 

Wang is represented by Paul Tan and Alessa Pang at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.