Tags: phil ivey | cheating | sued | casino

Phil Ivey Cheating? Poker Player Sued By Casino Over $10M Winnings

Image: Phil Ivey Cheating? Poker Player Sued By Casino Over $10M Winnings

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 04:21 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Top poker player Phil Ivey has been accused of cheating and is facing a federal lawsuit filed by the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, which says he cheated on four separate occasions to get away with almost $10 million in winnings while playing baccarat.

The lawsuit alleges that Ivey used a technique called “edge sorting,” which Ivey has said in the past he does not consider to be cheating, to increase his odds from a 1.06 percent house advantage to a 6.765 percent advantage for the player, Philadelphia Magazine said.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Edge sorting involves looking at the edge of the playing cards to determine differences, often not seen by an untrained eye but clear to professional poker players, that will help influence the odds in the player’s favor.

Ivey was also accused of cheating in 2011 by a British casino, which withheld part of Ivey’s winnings over the issue. He won $11.5 million there over two days, and the casino said he used imperfections in the cards to win.

Ivey sued the London casino, Crockford’s, to recoup the earnings the casino failed to pay. In that lawsuit, he said he was an “advantage player,” which means finding legal ways to change the odds, The Bleacher Report said.

The casino wasn’t getting a lot of support from people commenting on the story, many of whom seemed to feel that it wasn’t Ivey’s fault the casino was using flawed decks.

“I believe a casino in London accused him of cheating because he and a partner picked up on the card flaw,” wrote one man on a New York Daily News article. “That casino refused to pay him too. If the casino used a flawed deck, then that is on them. If you play by the rules, that is not cheating. Pay the man.”

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved