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Jan 19, 2023 07:49 PM
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Casino Junket Tycoon Sentenced to 18 Years in Macao for Running Illegal Gambling Ring

Alvin Chau. Photo: VCG
Alvin Chau. Photo: VCG

Casino junket tycoon Alvin Chau Cheok Wa has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in Macao for fraud, conducting illegal gambling activities and leading a criminal syndicate, a court in the special administrative region announced.

Chau, founder and former chairman of Suncity Group Holdings Ltd., once Macao’s largest junket operator, was found guilty Wednesday on 162 charges, including one of criminal association and 103 of “illicit gambling operations at a licensed place.”

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