teliot
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April 11th, 2014 at 2:34:06 PM permalink
http://www.nj.com/atlantic/index.ssf/2014/04/borgata_sues_poker_pro_who_allegedly_cheated_house_for_94_million.html

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The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is suing a World Series of Poker champ who it says cheated the house for $9.6 million, according to a report from New Jersey Law Journal.

The lawsuit alleges that poker pro Phillip "Phil" Ivey Jr. allegedly cheated while playing several sessions at a Baccarat table in 2012, the report said.

While playing, Ivey allegedly cheated by fixating on pattern flaws on the back of the cards, a technique commonly known as "edge sorting," according to the lawsuit.

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Ibeatyouraces
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April 11th, 2014 at 2:37:11 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
DRich
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April 11th, 2014 at 2:45:41 PM permalink
Is collusion in poker tournaments cheating? If so, will he be sued for that too?
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Ibeatyouraces
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April 11th, 2014 at 2:47:57 PM permalink
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nickolay411
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April 11th, 2014 at 3:00:36 PM permalink
the dude loves to edge sort.
sodawater
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April 11th, 2014 at 3:13:59 PM permalink
I don't like Borgata's chances in this one. Ivey is always very careful to not do anything illegal.

Maybe Borgata should focus on preventing cheating in its poker tournaments before it goes after Ivey for legal advantage play.
AxelWolf
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April 11th, 2014 at 3:24:40 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

I don't like Borgata's chances in this one. Ivey is always very careful to not do anything illegal.

Maybe Borgata should focus on preventing cheating in its poker tournaments before it goes after Ivey for legal advantage play.

I don't like Borgata's chances in this one. Ivey is always very careful "anymore or period" should replace > "to not do anything illegal." < so don't make any bets you can't afford to lose on your statement.
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Dicenor33
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April 11th, 2014 at 3:26:56 PM permalink
I wish Ivey won 100 million. Borgata got what it deserved.
sodawater
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April 11th, 2014 at 3:28:29 PM permalink
I actually saw Ivey and his Asian woman friend playing minibacc at the Borgata in 2012 for orange and grey chips. When I asked the floorman why he wasn't playing the big-table baccarat in the high-limit room, he said "he was but he doesn't want to wait for a new shoe to be prepared."

Now that is brilliant cover. Play the main big-table bacc game at a low house edge, get huge variance, then on shuffle breaks go play minibacc at a tremendous advantage by convincing ignorant table games staff to edge sort for you. Then at the end of the day the variance of the big-table game covers up your steady wins at the minibacc game.

Ivey is brilliant and I hope he countersues Borgata for this ridiculous lawsuit. How can a casino claim a player was cheating when he never touched a single card?

At least Borgata paid Ivey his winnings. Between the poker tournament fiasco and this, it's been a bad year for Borgata public relations.
Dicenor33
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April 11th, 2014 at 3:53:24 PM permalink
I want to know how much casinos stole from players.

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