Crockfords' lawyers successfully convinced the high court in London that Ivey's edge-sorting technique, which the 10-time WSOP bracelet winner used to win £7.7 million playing Baccarat last year, wasn't legitimate. Judge John Mitting said that Ivey's technique used was considered as cheating under civil law.
"As I said in court, it's not in my nature to cheat -- and I would never do anything to risk my reputation," he said in a statement. "I am pleased that the judge acknowledged in court that I was a truthful witness by saying that, 'I am entirely convinced that Mr. Ivey did not consider that what he was doing was cheating.'
"I believe that what we did was a legitimate strategy -- we did nothing more than exploit Crockfords' failures to take proper steps to protect themselves against a player of my ability -- clearly today, the judge did not agree."
"Crockfords is pleased with the judgment of the High Court today supporting its defence of a claim by Mr. Ivey,"the casino said in a statement. "It is our policy not to discuss our clients' affairs in public and we very much regret that proceedings were brought against us. We attach the greatest importance to our exemplary reputation for fair, honest and professional conduct and today's ruling vindicates the steps we have taken in this matter."