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Phil Ivey Sued By Atlantic City's Borgata Over Baccarat Row

US professional poker player Phil Ivey has been sued by Atlantic City casino and resort Borgata after the casino alleged that the Ace and an associate cheated while playing Baccarat, taking $9.6 million from the casino.

Ivey and his accomplice reportedly picked up on a defect in a deck of cards that allowed them to arrange hands in the games. During gameplay Ivey wagered between $25,000 and $100,000 per hand, allowing him to take the huge sum.

The Borgata says that using the card defects to their advantage is a violation of New Jersey gambling regulations, and makes any winnings taken by the pair to be invalid.

The defective cards were assembled by Kansas City, Missouri based Gemaco, which had a row of small white circles that were placed on the top of the card. The Borgata claims that some of the cards only had half a circle, which allowed Ivey to take advantage.

Representatives for Ivey and Borgata refused comment on the story.

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