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Vietnam Casino Stiffs Gambler Of $1.1 Million, Lawsuit Alleges

Unclear If Casino Accused Her Of Cheating In Any Way


According to reports, an Italian woman visiting Vietnam was playing at the Corona Resort & Casino Phu Quoc last year and went on an incredible run.

She was playing an unnamed card game and ran up winnings equivalent to $2.4 million. According to the lawsuit, the woman was paid $1.3 million of the total, which came in three installments. The rest was never paid, the lawsuit alleges.

The suit comes at a reported tough time for casinos in the country, which have been struggling with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lawsuit against the property was filed in October, but just recently became public. On Jan. 10, a local court agreed to move forward with the litigation.

The report didn’t state any reasons why the casino withheld her money.

The case is reminiscent of Phil Ivey’s long-standing legal battle over winnings at a New Jersey casino. In that case, Ivey admitted to so-called “edge sorting” to gain better odds in baccarat. The casino and Ivey ultimately settled.

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