Poker legend Phil Ivey would ordinarily have been ensconced in Las Vegas this week, fighting it out at the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP). 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 situation reached London’s Supreme Court week that is late last.
Instead of playing for the $8.15 million top prize in this season’s World Series of Poker Main Event, poker pro Phil Ivey (seen right here after winning the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic) is in London during the Supreme Court, fighting for ten dollars million which he says is due him from Crockford’s. (Image: WPT)
The top-ranked player’s absence from the WSOP, while notable, is no longer the massive news it once might have been. In reality, since he won his World that is last Series in 2014, he’s only registered for three WSOP activities.
But so far, he is never missed the Main Event.
Ivey is fighting the Crockford’s battle for 5 years, and also a case that is similar Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and their accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 making use of a practice known as edge-sorting. This might be a technique when a skilled player is in a position to spot tiny discrepancies in the patterns on the backs of playing cards. Ivey and Sun requested a c (more…)