Wynn says remaining Dore-linked cases “without merit and unfounded”

Wynn Macau

Wynn Macau said it has paid out HK$9.3 million to an individual as a result of a court ruling in a theft case involving junket operator Dore Entertainment, but that it believes remaining cases against the company are “without merit and unfounded.” 

The Court of Final Appeal upheld a ruling by the Court of Second Instance that found Wynn and the junket jointly responsible for a 2015 incident when Dore was the victim of internal theft by a casino cage manager.

She left after stealing more than HK$100 million by using her position in a VIP room to illegally pool deposits. At the time, four people had pressed charges against the junket and Wynn demanding the repayment of some $64 million deposited, either in the VIP room or in gaming chips.

Wynn said it has recorded provisions of HK$62 million to cover potential litigation costs, but said it intends to vigorously defend the remaining cases. 

“No assurances can be provided as to the outcome of the pending Dore cases and actual results may differ from these estimates,” it said.