The singer is accused of punching an opponent during a game at the Palms Casino Resort's Hardwood Suite just before 4am.

Sin City police have named Brown a suspect for battery but a representative for Brown, who is in Vegas for a show at Drais on Tuesday night (05May15), tells the story surrounding his client is false: "He has a suite at the hotel (Palms) that has a basketball court and invited friends to come play. An unruly individual showed up uninvited and was removed from the premises. Chris was not in an altercation with this person."

But a spokesman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police says, "Chris Brown has been given the option of signing a citation for misdemeanour battery, or having the case submitted to the Clark County District Attorney's Office for prosecution."

Trouble has followed Brown wherever he goes in recent years - he has been caught up in parking lot brawls, altercations outside hotels and bar bust-ups, and he has just completed his probation following a 2009 incident, during which he beat up his then-girlfriend Rihanna.