Star sues high roller for $12 million

Signage at The Star Casino (file image)
The Star casino has gone to court to recoup $12 million from a high-rolling gambler. -AAP Image

The Star casino is suing one of its high rollers over $12 million in allegedly unpaid debts.

In the NSW Supreme Court lawsuit, The Star claims that in July 2019 Jingang Hu withdrew $13.2 million worth of Hong Kong dollars from a cashing facility based on a cheque that later bounced.

"On 19 July 2019, the said cheque was not met on presentation upon deposit by [The Star] causing [The Star] to suffer loss," the casino wrote.

The Star claims Hu falsely said the cheque was valid and would be honoured. 

While Hu partially repaid the funds, The Star alleges it is still owed $10.7 million plus $1.3 million in interest.

The casino is also seeking its legal costs.