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The house wins as Phil Ivey loses High Court battle against Crockfords casino

10 October 2014

3:31 PM

10 October 2014

3:31 PM

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.

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