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   Sunday, July 14 2024 
Borgata Hotel & Casino: Phil Ivey accused of cheating

Phil Ivey is an icon in the field of online and live poker tournament with his 9 World Series of Poker bracelets and his gains of $22 million in career. But recently, Ivey was subject of a lawsuit for cheating. Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City accused Phil Ivey of deceit during his four passages in the gambling facility in 2012, during which he won more than $9.6 million at baccarat. Phil Ivey is accused of "edge sorting", a technique which allowed the players to now the value of the cards thanks to the pattern on the edge of cards’ back. These differences of pattern are generally manufacturing defects, but the players manage to reap benefits from them on tables.

During his some visits in Borgata, Phil Ivey would always have asked for a private table, special cards and an automatic mixer. Ivey was always accompanied by Cheng Yin Sun who communicated to the dealer the manner in which the player wishes to mix and display the cards. Borgata has detected this practice after the fourth visit of Ivey, after that the establishment has been acquainted about the implication of the player in a similar case in London. The Crockfords Casino of London has frozen Phil Ivey’s gains on tables of Punto Banco, after perusing that the player had used the "edge sorting". Phil Ivey won $12 million within two nights in August 2012. After admitting the fact, Ivey prosecuted the casino for a refusal to pay, but the case is always in progress. From its part, Borgata has brought suchlike proceedings against the player of poker, his accomplice and the cards manufacturer Gemaco Inc.

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