A casino featured in the James Bond film Dr No has taken a Chinese tycoon to court to recover £10million after cheques he cashed bounced.
Yu Songbo spent £19million on gambling chips in just five days at the exclusive Les Ambassadeurs Club in London's Park Lane, it was revealed yesterday.
The casino, which also featured in the Beatles film A Hard Day's Night, wants the High Court to force Yu Songbo to repay an outstanding debt of £10million.
It asked for a worldwide freezing order on his assets while it recovered the money.
Mr Yu, a property developer from Zhoushan in the east of China, bought Grade I-listed Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire and was once said to be one of the 150 richest people in China.
A casino featured in the James Bond film Dr No, in which star Sean Connery (pictured) uttered his immortal introduction for the first time, has