Phil Ivey, ten-time WSOP bracelet winner and International poker celebrity has been involved in a legal brawl with famous Atlantic City Borgata Casino and Spa. As he used a technique called the edge-sorting in the game of Baccarat. He and Cheung Yin Sun earned a total of $9.6 million from casino playing for as much as $100K per hand.
After years of battles, finally the court ruled in favor of Borgata who won $10.16 million judgement against Ivey. Soon Borgata understood that collecting that cash from Ivey was very difficult as they couldn’t find any bank in New Jersey where Ivey had a bank account.
A US District Court has approved the Borgata’s request on 29th January to docket Ivey’s properties in the state of Nevada. Judge Noel L. Hillman approved the same within a day submitting the request. Then Ivey was scheduled for a deposition that following day.
Ivey was also involved is another similar baccarat cheating case earlier which was played in Crockfords Casino, London. He was to collect £7.7 million in winnings, but never did. Ultimately Ivey lost that case in 2017 when the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Crockfords in Ivey’s last appeal.