Ivey: ‘I’m Gonna Win’ in High-Stakes Edge Sorting Lawsuit

Dustin Gouker : May 6th, 2015


Phil Ivey reportedly commented on his ongoing lawsuits regarding edge sorting in baccarat and millions of dollars in winnings.

The report came during a discussion at the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo, as detailed by PokerNews.com.

Ivey has been involved in two different cases regarding edge sorting, a way of gaining an edge in baccarat by spotting cards that have asymmetrical patterns.

He lost a case in London last year, which he has appealed, and is apparently still pending. In that case, he was suing London casino Crockfords for £7.7 million in winnings that were withheld.

There is also a pending case in New Jersey, where Atlantic City’s Borgata is suing Ivey for $9.6 million in winnings they allege he won via edge sorting.

The following exchange took place between Leon Tsoukernik, the owner of King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and Ivey. Earlier in the exchange, Ivey joked that he decided not to play baccarat at Tsoukernik’s casino:

“You weren’t going to win at the time, trust me!” Ivey said with a smile.

Tsoukernik got the message and replied with a smile, “They have more money in London anyway.”

“I’m gonna win that case, by the way,” Ivey said with a dead serious face.

“That’s good, we need the money in poker,” Tsoukernik laughed.

It’s not exactly clear which case Ivey was referring to, but given the reference to London, it appears he means that he believes he will successfully appeal his case against Crockfords. There has been little news on the case since it was reported that an appeal had been filed late in 2014.

On Twitter: @Dustin Gouker

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