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Phil Ivey Sues British Casino

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Posted on 08 May 2013 by "T".

American poker pro and high roller Phil Ivey still hasn't received the money he won at Crockfords casino (London) in August last year. Ivey, who has 9 WSOP bracelets to his name, won £7.8 million playing Punto Banco at the casino in question and the casino management assured him that the winnings would be transferred to his bank account before August 28th.

Yesterday, after months of negations but no solution, Ivey decided to file suit at the High Court in London. This is was he had to say about the lawsuit:

"I am deeply saddened that Crockfords has left me no alternative but to proceed with legal action, following its decision to withhold my winnings. I have much respect for Gentings, which has made this a very difficult decision for me. Over the years I have won and lost substantial sums at Crockfords and I have always honoured my commitments. At the time, I was given a receipt for my winnings but Crockfords subsequently withheld payment. I, therefore, feel I have no alternative but to take legal action."

source: pokernews


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6 comments on "Phil Ivey Sues British Casino"

 4_the_W08/05/2013 10:05:55 GMT
That's right!
 pochui08/05/2013 10:22:03 GMT
well well well...that's an unexpected ending to the story (oh wait this is not an ending...this probably will drag on for a few more years in courts). i wonder what the final outcome will be: if we had bets on offer- will ivey get his money back or will he stay with empty pockets...and the odds would be evens- i would have a bet on the casino winning the case...
 mirexxx08/05/2013 23:28:49 GMT
His lawyer, Matthew Dowd, said it "was with great regret that Phil has been forced to issue court proceedings against Crockfords to secure payment of his winnings".

Genting said in a statement that it did not comment "on matters involving individual members".

"However, in this rare instance we are able to confirm that our position, which is supported by strong legal advice, has been made very clear to Mr Ivey's solicitors from the start," he added.

"We shall be filing our defence shortly and defending this claim vigorously."
 teddybears7309/05/2013 00:09:04 GMT
is that the casino that accused Ivey of cheating or something ?
they casinos they sure as hell hate paying out don't they.
 demodawggy09/05/2013 03:40:19 GMT
You have to wonder why they don't have the money to pay him being that they collected all the huge entry fees.

It's a similar thing like the dirtbags did to cause Black Friday.... Purloin other people's money.... Evil

Dirtbags!!! Thumbs Down Thumbs Down Thumbs Down

Three thumbs down.... the 3rd represents my dangling doo-hickey Big Smile
 RoninHarper09/05/2013 04:52:43 GMT
I hate to say it but I hope Phil Ivey wins this court case.
I mean when someone plays in a casino and loses they sure as hell want their money paid to them. It has to work both ways too.
All players should just stop playing there if they will not pay people when they win.
What a bunch of bastards.


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