Alvin Chau’s trial to begin on September 2 – Media

The first court session of the trial involving former junket boss Alvin Chau and 20 other defendants has been scheduled for September 2, TDM Radio Macau reported.

The former head of Suncity, once the city’s top junket operator, is facing charges of  heading a ‘secret association or society’, illicit exploitation and promotion of gambling and money laundering.

The amount involved in the alleged illegal betting activities stands above HKD 800 billion, the public broadcaster added.

Under the Macau Organized Crime Law, a secret association or society is an organization established to obtain illicit advantages or benefits and whose existence is demonstrated by an agreement to commit several criminal offences.

In November 2021 the then CEO of junket operator Suncity and leading figure in its Hong Kong-listed arm, Suncity Group Holdings Ltd, was detained by Macau police authorities following an arrest warrant issued by authorities in Mainland China’s Wenzhou city over alleged cross-border gambling activities.