A HOUSEWIFE'S night out in Macau turned into a nightmare when she was kidnapped by loansharks after losing $23,000 in a casino, the High Court heard yesterday. Kwok Wai-chun, who has seven children, told how she was looking forward to 'some fun and gambling' when she boarded the ferry for the Portuguese enclave. But her luck ran out when she lost her entire $3,000 in spending money, including her fare home, shortly after arriving. As the 57-year-old housewife wondered how she was going to get back to Hong Kong, she said a man approached her and offered to lend her $10,000 at a 10 per cent interest rate. But Ms Kwok not only failed to recoup her money she lost the loan as well, the jury heard. She said she was equally unsuccessful when the same man gave her a further $10,000. Prosecutor Graeme Hagon told the court Ms Kwok was accompanied to Hong Kong, where she was met by restaurant workers Chu Wing-lung and Chi Chi-wai. But by the time she arrived back the demand for repayment had risen to $42,000, the jury heard. Mr Hagon said Chu, 20, and Chi, 22, took her to her home, where they discussed with her family how she could pay back her debt. But when they could not come up with any of the cash, Chu and Chi took her off and kept her prisoner until 10 am the following morning, the court heard. Mr Hagon said she was bundled into a car and driven around all night. She was rescued after police set up a bogus meeting to hand over the money. Chu and Chi deny one count of forcible detention on December 21, 1993. The trial, before Deputy Judge Pang, continues.