American poker star Phil Ivey has lost his case and has been sued after the Crockfords Club owners have claimed the technique used by the player to be illegitimate. He has lost his court bid to recover £7.7m of winnings from the London casino.
The 40-year-old US star has been fighting to recover £7.7m since successfully playing a version of baccarat game known as Punto Banco at Crockfords Club in Mayfair, London in 2012. The British Supreme Court ruling has said that Phil has used illegitimate means to gather 7.7 million pounds in winnings.
On Wednesday, the British Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling saying that Phil has used an illegitimate technique known as “edge sorting” to gain an unfair advantage in 2012. Phil along with a colleague convinced the croupier to arrange the cards in a certain way that allowed them to determine some of the cards being dealt.
On the other hand, Phil claims to win the money by fairly playing the Punto Banco baccarat at the Crockfords Casino in London’s Mayfair district. Phil has long been recognized amongst the top players in the international poker world.