It doesn't look like Phil Ivey's edge sorting case against Borgata casino would be put to rest any time soon.
Once again Ivey asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to overturn a $10.1 million verdict in a case involving him versus Borgata, a casino-hotel owned by MGM Resorts.
On Friday, Phil Ivey along with his companion Cheung Yin "Kelly" Sun went to the Philadelphia federal court and filed an appeal, just a few days after U.S. District Court Judge Noel Hillman denied their proposition to stay enforcement of the verdict, without bond, pending the appeal.
In the later part of 2016, Judge Hillman wrote, "Even though Ivey and Sun's cunning and skill did not break the rules of baccarat, what sets Ivey and Sun's actions apart from deceitful maneuvers in other games is that those maneuvers broke the rules of gambling as defined in this state."
According to the lawyer representing the Borgata casino-hotel in Atlantic City, Judge Hillman's decision allows the casino to attempt collecting the amount while the appeal is pending.
Borgata described that the technique edge-sorting has ‘changed the overall odds of the game from an approximate 1.06 percent house advantage to an approximately 6.765 percent advantage for Ivey'.