It turns out the house really does always win. The BBC reports:
‘Professional poker player Phil Ivey has lost a High Court battle against the owners of a London casino over his £7.7m winnings.
Crockfords casino in Mayfair accused Phil Ivey of cheating by using the “edge-sorting technique” in card game punto banco.
Edge-sorting involves studying cards for imperfections.
Mr Ivey took legal action against the casino for the £7.7m, and argued that the technique was legitimate.’
Tom Leonard offers full background on the case in this week’s Spectator.