Asian casino operator, Macau Legend Development Limited, has reportedly been forced to issue an official statement warning the wider public about an ostensibly fraudulent website that is allegedly utilizing its name and corporate insignia to attract players.
According to a report from GGRAsia, the Hong Kong-listed firm used an official Tuesday filing to declare that it has no connection with the Chinese-language domain at VIP.MCLegend.ga despite the gaming site’s alleged additional utilization of the names and trademarks of its properties alongside ‘photos and information about certain directors and senior management.’
Macau Legend Development Limited is responsible for the Babylon Casino Macau as well as the Savan Legend Hotel and Casino in Laos. It reportedly also detailed that the supposedly dodgy iGaming site directs aficionados to an online lottery game that is unregulated despite featuring the name and logo of Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
Contemplating legal action:
GGRAsia reported that this marks the second time that the casino firm has been forced into cautioning players about an apparently fraudulent domain following a similar occurrence in 2017. The operator furthermore behind the Legend Palace Hotel development in the Fisherman’s Wharf district of Macau moreover purportedly stated that it is currently considering whether to take legal action against the parties behind the concerned site for erroneously using its materials and deceptively referring to members of its staff ‘as the directors and senior management of the purported company.’
Reportedly read the filing from Macau Legend Development Limited…
“The company wishes to clarify that neither the company nor the directors and senior management of the company have any connection with the purported company named in the fake website and the fraudulent materials. The company has not operated and is not operating any lottery game as shown in such a fake website.”