Levo Chan, who headed what was once Macao’s second-largest gaming promoter Tak Chun, is set to appear on trial on 5 December.
He faces civil claims for damages from some of the gaming concessionaires, and the prosecution has alleged illegal side betting. The trial will be presided over by Judge Lam Peng Fai.
Chan, who will be defended by Miguel Cravo, will appear in court three months after Suncity’s Alvin Chau, whose trial was recently postponed to 19 September.
Chan was arrested in a Macao hotel in January suspected of illegal gambling, criminal association and money laundering. He is currently in pre-trial detention.
Besides being the frontman of Tak Chun, Levo Chan was also the executive director and majority shareholder of Macau Legend. He resigned following his arrest.
In the forthcoming trial, the civil plaintiffs include gaming operators such as MGM, Wynn and Venetian Macau who, similar to the Suncity case, have filed claims for compensation due to losses caused by the “junket” groups, TDM reported.