Some guys have all the luck in the world. The chairman of Leicester City Football Club has won £2.5mil (RM14.3mil) at Leicester’s Genting Casino two days after his club seized the Premier League title for the first time
Thai billionaire Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha visited Genting Casino in Leicester and walked away with the windfall after playing the card tables.
It was reported that Vichai is planning to buy each of his title-winning squad a £32,000 (RM184,700) Mercedes, which would be covered by winnings at the casino tables.
Vichai is ranked by Forbes as Thailand’s fourth richest man, which a fortune of US$3.2bil (RM12.8bil) since 1989 when he set up a Thai handicrafts store he first in his King Power business empire.
He then purchased a 6,000-square-foot duty-free concession at Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport in 1995, making his company the first private entity to sell duty free items at the airport.
He then expanded his empire 11 years later with the opening of Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006, when he landed an exclusive 290,000-square-foot duty free contract.