Last week, Phil Ivey, 36, filed a lawsuit against Mayfair club Crockfords at the High Court in London for refusing to give him the £7.8 million he won there in August last year playing Punto Banco, a game based purley on luck.
On Sunday, Daily Mail reported that Crockfords Casino, the oldest casino in Britain, refuses to pay Mr. Ivey because they believe he and his companion (a Chinese wome[...] Read more » Crockfords Casino Accuses Phil Ivey of 'Reading' The Back of Cards
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
But that imperfection on the cut of the cards can only be an advantage if all the deck is equal, or else they can't know which ones are 8s or 9s, even asking for the croupier to turn them 180 degrees. I think Ivey should receive his money in the same, it was all done with the agreement of the croupier.
Its funny how they suddenly claim this without any proof just after Ivey files a law suit against them for not paying. They never mentioned anything about cheating everytime he's asked for his money. Infact they kept claiming it would be paid into his account. Pure rip off merchants. They just don't want to pay or can't pay.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 57 (M)
I can't believe this is still going on! I thought this issue had been addressed and they decided Ivey was cheating with his companion so they declined payment. Is this going to go to the upper courts to decide the outcome? Whoever pays the justice league the most will win. lol
Joined: Sep '12
Age: 30 (M)
If someone lose even $7.000.000 on that casino i think no one contest... but if someone win they find many resons for don't pay that money... if you lose your money no one care but if you win some cash then all of them will care because they lost money and they don't agree... Good point "maybe the manager should go and buy some new cards instead of accusing players."
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 53 (M)
I am NOT a Phil Ivey fan but I want him to win this court case. You know damn well that the casino would have expected to be paid if he had lost the money to them. The bastards damn well should be paying him his winning's. The idea that he was able to read the cards is just BS in mt opinion. be cool mates
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 51 (M)
Its the same sheet that happens to an friend of mine on an online casino.He bring in 100 euro and win about 700 euro.When he want to withdraw the entire sume the casino said that he only can do this for only 100 becouse of some stupid rules and bla,bla ,bla.....My friend ,at the end ,was happy to withdraw his own 100 euro and praise to the lord....,and never play again at that casino.......he only play poker from now on,lol!
In my opinion as the opinion of a lot of my poker friend that I told this story about, the casino is the only one responsible for this and should give Ivey his money back. This is a game where cheating is almost impossible, players don't touch cards... They accused Ivey of being with a woman that has been kicked from other casino for cheating but in my opinion, he was just smarter than the house that time. This casino is loosing tons of credibility right now