Skip to comments.Borgata Casino Lawsuit Alleges Gambler [Phil Ivey!] Cheated, Won $9.6M
Posted on 04/11/2014 7:12:11 PM PDT by zeestephen
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa [Atlantic City] filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
He compares himself on his website to Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Muhammad Ali.
Last year, he was accused of a similar scam in London for almost $12 million.
Looks to me that the casino was the one that screwed up by using defective cards. Not his fault that its quality control sucks, and plus, I don’t see how it can actually prove anything, period.
You hit the nail on the head.
SOME people do have runs of luck and/or are just really good AND lucky.
I hate hearing the casinos whine. They rake in so much money it's scary.
It sounds like the casino was using marked decks, and he figured out the system.
It is not cheating to benefit from a defect, even if proven, that the casino unwittingly put into play. That is the whole point in cards, to exploit any “tells” that exist.
Correctamundo. And it's the casino's job to catch defects and irregularities as they occur.
Trying to take action now is like a referee calling a penalty years after a game is over.
Better to just shut up and be more vigilant in the future.
No kidding. I get up 100-200 dollars playing blackjack the switch dealers, cut cards even switch decks. Freaking Crybabies!
And how many manned cameras did they have on a table game where someone is up a few million? I guarantee they were watching him with multiple people in real time.
That’s what always got me about card counting in blackjack. I don’t see that as cheating.
That’s the only game I play, because I can generally come out ahead... thanks to keeping track of whether the deck is heavy or light at any given time.
Exactly. So what did they do? Added more decks. Fine, but do not arrest people for figgering out how to benefit. That is a main driving force for people coming back—to beat the system.
It’s not considered cheating. But since card counters aren’t a “protected class” under federal law, the casinos can ban them from their premises.
Cheating at baccarat? Good luck with that one.
I can’t read this story on NBCNews. All I get is the following:
Next Steps For Vets
How do I read this story? Thanks.
His success in tournament play is fourth best ever, behind just a couple guys like Phil Helmuth, Doyle Brunson, and Johnny Chan.
Ivey has a good chance of passing Chan and Brunson, who are both past their prime and have not won a bracelet in 10 years.
Phil Helmuth is 50 years old, 12 years older than Ivey.
Helmuth's play has become very inconsistent in recent years, but he can still play brilliantly at times, as he did in 2012 when he won the WSOP Europe.
Ivey is a dominant force in “cash” games, where ALL the chips and cash on the table are personal money, and where all the players are usually top level professionals.
Cash games require a completely different temperament than tournament games, where your maximum loss is only your entry fee.
Many professionals consider Ivey to be the most calm and most focused cash game player of all time.
Each one takes me to the news report.
Google the title exactly as written and see if that works.
remake of “Kaleidoscope” ?
Card counting is not cheating, and is not much of a threat. It is, however, disruptive to their business, which is taking money from suckers. They pay dealers to rake in money, not shuffle and switch decks.
A spokesman for the casino, speaking off the record, said, “Damn, wisht I’d thought of that!”
I tried accessing the story with IE last night immediately after above post and works perfectly. However, it does not work with Firefox.
Thanks for the response.
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