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Adelson’s Singapore Casino Probed Over Laundering Controls

  • U.S. seeks documents; Singapore reviews fund transfers
  • Casino says it has investigated every assertion of wrongdoing
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg
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The Singapore casino of billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. is being probed by the U.S. Department of Justice over whether anti-money laundering regulations were breached in the way it handled the accounts of top gamblers.

The Justice Department in January issued a grand jury subpoena to a former compliance chief of Marina Bay Sands Pte, seeking an interview or documents on “money laundering facilitation” and any abuse of internal financial controls, according to a copy of the subpoena seen by Bloomberg News.