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Phil Ivey Claims Borgata Used Booze and Sexy Waitresses To Distract Him

Tags: Baccarat, Borgata Casino, edge sortin, Phil Ivey.
Posted on 28 August 2015 by "T".

Phil Ivey is currently in court over the $9.6 million he won at Atlantic City's Borgata casino back in 2012 using a technique called edge sorting. The casino says that the technique used violate New Jersey casino gambling regulations, while Ivey says he won fair and square.

In a court filing this week, Borgata lawyers claimed that Ivey and his partner used an unfair advantage at the card tables. In his defence, Ivey responded that that Borgata casino uses free booze, sexy servers to distract gamblers. In other words, he claimed that Borgata used its own techniques to create an advantage against him.

"It distracts you from your playing," Ivey said. "I mean, anything they can do to give themselves an advantage. Everyone knows that alcohol impairs your judgment, and they offer that, and they have the pretty cocktail waitresses and they're all very flirty. They're talking to you, you know. I got quite a few numbers."

"Was I drunk while I was playing? I'm not sure if I ever wasn't drunk while I was playing," Ivey responded when asked about his drinking habits while gambling at the Borgata.

Ivey then said that it didn't matter how much alcohol he consumed, because his non-drinking partner told him which cards to bet on. Borgata claims that the cards used were defective as the patterns on the backs weren't the same. However, the decks of cards used have been destroyed. It will be interesting to see who benefits from that.

We will keep you updated on this court case.

source: stltoday.com


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13 comments for "Phil Ivey Claims Borgata Used Booze and Sexy Waitresses To Distract Him"

 klash2328/08/2015 16:50:48 GMT
I think Ivey is getting screwed on this occasion and I hope he wins this case.It must be up to the casino to know if there is a problem with the cards.
How can "unfair advantage" be a reason?Isn't the reason pro gamblers bet massive amounts of money because they feel they have some kind of advantage.
 pinotte28/08/2015 17:19:21 GMT
The cards have been destroyed so how can they prove that these cards were not good and that the edge sorting was possible with this deck of cards.

However i do not know why Ivey is claiming that the casino was using alcohol and very nice and flirty waitress to impair is judgment this has nothing with edge sorting.

But i think that the casino is responsible for their cards and these cards was giving an advantage to some players to bad for them.
 Davydave28/08/2015 22:00:09 GMT
If the Borgata destroyed the cards, then they should have no case. Besides, it is their responsibility to determine that the cards were misprinted before putting them into play.
 Buva1328/08/2015 22:11:19 GMT
What a bunch of Borgatas Morons, are they near bankrot to preform shit like this, it was back in 2012 and they pull it under the sheets now. Yea right. Musta been they cant make peace with that he won and not the guy they bet on. Its just absurd to call somebody cheat in live poker.
 Skpmorita28/08/2015 22:56:52 GMT
i don't think i am with Ivey in this one
every casino instruct their waitresses to be flirty and I've never heard of a casino without alcohol
still i believe Borgata casino cheated Phil out of some millions
Edge-Sorting is the casino problem not the player
i mean he didn't bring his deck of cards from home .. don't blame the player for your mistakes
anyway this issue has been going on for a while now .. i am really surprised that Borgata didn't back down and gave Ivey a settlement because seriously this is all bad publicity for them ..
 pochui29/08/2015 07:39:52 GMT
i don't know if you can accuse casino of trying to screw you- it's their job afterall. free booze and b1tchy waitresses, hmmm that sounds like paradise... oh and what's the problem with casino offering free booze- say no and move on with gambling. the fact that decks got destroyed is definitely against borgata though...
 dule-vu29/08/2015 09:52:16 GMT
ha,ha,he dont know was he drunk,what happening!this is like he is child,they offer girls,free dringks,ha,ha!come on,he is not baby,that he cant refuse drinks,like he dont know that they serve alcohol!he could order water or juice!what a funny man!
 StheP29/08/2015 10:24:09 GMT
Posted by Skpmorita:
i don't think i am with Ivey in this one
every casino instruct their waitresses to be flirty and I've never heard of a casino without alcohol
still i believe Borgata casino cheated Phil out of some millions
Edge-Sorting is the casino problem not the player
i mean he didn't bring his deck of cards from home .. don't blame the player for your mistakes
anyway this issue has been going on for a while now .. i am really surprised that Borgata didn't back down and gave Ivey a settlement because seriously this is all bad publicity for them ..

yes he has bring cards from his home... there were no borgota's cards...Ivey bring his own deck, and casino allowed it Blink
 klash2329/08/2015 17:02:59 GMT
There is also the fact that the lady Phil Ivey was with was a well known edge sorter and it should be obvious when a player like Ivey goes in and plays for a while and then decides to increase his bet sizes significantly that something like this is happening.
I have no sympathy for the casino....would it really be hard to just bring in new and different designed decks every 10 minutes or at least check them.Also I am pretty sure that Ivey had told the casino that he wanted the cards to be dealt a certain way as well.....for superstitious reasons. Smile
 bowie198430/08/2015 10:20:44 GMT
Posted by pochui:
i don't know if you can accuse casino of trying to screw you- it's their job afterall. free booze and b1tchy waitresses, hmmm that sounds like paradise... oh and what's the problem with casino offering free booze- say no and move on with gambling. the fact that decks got destroyed is definitely against borgata though...

Sounds like any casino ever.
 ronaldforres30/08/2015 18:55:38 GMT
something is one of the best players in the world, I think that using the brain so that it can not represent some kind of trap in any card game
 bowie198431/08/2015 11:24:09 GMT
Posted by ronaldforres:
something is one of the best players in the world, I think that using the brain so that it can not represent some kind of trap in any card game

Well, according to Ivey his brain was in his trousers this whole time. Would be nice getting this sentence into the court hearings as well.
 Calmplay31/08/2015 11:41:28 GMT
Don't know why he's complaining about they waitresses though, they are just doing their job and it's up to you to manage all of these if you're really a professional. He got some numbers and he don't wanna keep them then Phil just share it to me.

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