Poker legend Phil Ivey would normally have been ensconced in Las Vegas this battling it out at the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP) week. Instead, Ivey is in London, fighting his battle that is legal to £7.7 million ($10 million) in punto banco winnings from London’s tony Crockfords Casino, which he contests has been illegally withheld. The truth reached London’s Supreme Court later last week.
Instead of playing for the $8.15 million top prize in this present year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, poker pro Phil Ivey (seen here after winning the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic) is in London during the Supreme Court, fighting for $10 million from Crockford’s that he says is due him. (Image: WPT)
The top-ranked player’s absence from the WSOP, while notable, is no longer the massive news it when could have been. In reality, since he won his last World Series bracelet in 2014, he’s only registered for three WSOP activities.
But until now, he is never missed the Main Event.
Ivey happens to be fighting the Crockford’s battle for 5 years, along with a similar case from Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and his accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 utilizing a practice known as edge-sorting. This might be a technique when a skilled player is able to spot tiny discrepancies in the patterns on the backs of playing cards. Ivey and Sun requested a particular kind of Gem Read More