Iraj Parvizi, a 48-year-old wealthy Iranian-Born financier, is currently taking legal action against Les Ambassadeurs Casino. Parvizi is requesting the London casino to pay him back the £10,000,000 he has lost over the past 4 years in high-stakes poker games in which he claims to have been cheated out of money by poker pros.
The casino was from the beginning planning to sue Parvizi for £185,000 that he had failed to pay for poker chips received. However, as you have learned by now, he has started his own lawsuit against the casino.
According to one poker news site, the casino has called MR. Parvizi's allegations ‘embarrassing' and they claim that their staff knows nothing about any collusion in the high-stakes poker games he particpated in. This is what one anonymous poker pro had to say about the alleged cheating: "No-one would need to cheat to beat Iraj. We're professionals and he's terrible, so it's like Brazil versus San Marino in football. As a professional player, you sometimes need credit and you rely on your reputation. I'd rather lose than collude"