Lim Han Joeh, a director of Malaysian energy and infrastructure company Yinson, lost £4M playing a 72-hour card game at the exclusive Crown London Aspinall’s casino in 2015. After the tycoon lost the card game, he failed to pay back money lent by the casino. Years later the casino sued Mr Hoeh and won. Mr Hoeh was also found guilty of breaching four court orders, resulting in a £100,000 fine.
Suing Casino for Not Stopping Him Gambling
Mr Hoeh is now suing the exclusive casino based in Mayfair London after accusing them of not following the UK Gambling Act and stopping him from gambling. Instead of insisting the claimant stop gambling, they increased his credit limit to £2M, according to the Daily Mail, “The claimant had a losing streak and was visibly desperate and panicked” The case against the casino stated, “The casino took advantage of the claimant’s distressed attempts to claw back the losses” while playing a marathon game of double chance baccarat. After becoming a member of the exclusive London casino back in 2014, Lim was able to cash cheques of up to £600,000. After losing, the casino up his credit limit to £1.9M and a further £2M which he then went on to lose.
Breached UK Gambling Act
Mr Hoeh claims the sum he owes should be null and void as the casino breached the UK Gambling Act after failing to protect vulnerable players. Aspinall’s said they are now “defending this matter” and “seeking the claim be struck out”. The casino declined to comment further while the investigation is under consideration by the court.