Wynn Macau has won a lawsuit against the Malaysian fund manager that was due to the casino operator HKD33 million ($ 4.21 million).
according to a Reuters report, Wynn Macau's lawyers argued that the money owed to the company were from open credit to Paul Poh Hong Yang line, and not a contract of betting, these latter were not recognized in the country of Southeast Asia to legal disputes.
Judge S. Balan Nantha Wynn ordered Poh to pay the outstanding amount, than the original loan amount of HKD40 million ($ 5.10 million), plus interest.
Reuters sought response from the attorney Poh, who refused to provide comment. "If there is no appeal, I believe that this judgment today will be the law in Malaysia in the near future … It's a good sign for all of the games industry," said lawyer & # 39; Wynn Vincent Law.
Poh stated that it does not give the amount that was requested, nor knew that he had entered into a & # 39; credit agreement with the casino.
The decision is one referred to as the first casino in Malaysia where he was able to collect unpaid fees from a client. The country has only one casino based on land, Resorts World Genting, and many illegal operations are often the target of & # 39; repressions by the Malaysian government.
The local police reported at & # 39; last September that more than 22,000 people were arrested b & # 39; & # 39 connection, gambling raids in 2018, up to that point. The usual targets are dens of gambling centers & # 39; unlicensed lotteries.
F & # 39; last November, 118 people, mainly the Chinese, were arrested in Kuala Lumpur for running & # 39; illegal operation of online gambling. And in & # 39; December, another raid resulted in the arrest of & # 39; 32 Chinese nationals, said working in the state & # 39; Selangor against their will.
The owner of Wynn Macau Wynn Resorts Ltd. Genting Berhad asked last month for allegedly copied the trademark designs & # 39; Wynn in the ongoing construction of & # 39; Resorts World Las Vegas, which will open in & # 39; some next year. The operator of Malaysia denied the charges.