Poker star Phil Ivey required to repay $10 million after alleged casino cheating

first_imgThe decision by a US federal judge comes almost two years after Borgata started the lawsuit, with Ivey attempting a counter-suit.It has been alleged Ivey and Sun used the minute differences on the edges of manufactured cards to determine whether a card was high or low.Sun spent four years training herself to notice the different edges on cards, with her winning method applied to a mini-Baccarat game.Ivey was brought into the fold later with Sun advising the poker star on whether to bet on the banker or player.Ivey’s lawyer indicated they will appeal the result.”What this ruling says is a player is prohibited from combining his skill and intellect and visual acuity to beat the casino at its own game,” he said to Mercury News.”The casino agreed to every single accommodation requested by Phil Ivey in his four visits because they were eager to try to win his money.”last_img read more