Poker legend Phil Ivey is being sued by The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City for allegedly exploiting manufacturing flaws in playing cards during four sessions of Baccarat at the casino in 2012. The Borgata claims that Phil spotted tiny variations in the pattern printed on the back of the cards by “edge sorting”.
Ivey and his partner Cheng Yin Sun are currently involved in a very similar case in the UK. Ivey sued Crockfords Casino for withholding about $12 million he won playing a form of Baccarat called Punto Banco. Crockfords also claimed that Ivey used the “edge sorting” method at the casino.
In a statement, Ivey said: “I am deeply saddened that Crockfords has left me no alternative but to proceed with legal action, following its decision to withhold my winnings. I have much respect for Gentings, which has made this a very difficult decision for me.”