Renowned poker Ace Phil Ivey has filed a motion in a Nevada court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, which accused him of cheating at Baccarat.
Ivey is facing a lawsuit from the casino after he and an accomplice reportedly took the casino for $9.6 million in 2012. Ivey and his lawyers contend that the suit is not valid as there is a six month statute of limitations on disputed games, and that the big wins came down to "poker skills".
For their part, the Borgata is claiming that Ivey and his female partner exploited a defect in the cards being used at the casino. The casino has also sued the card manufacturer Gemaco, who is says is also culpable in the cheating incident.
This is not the first bit of card-cheating controversy that Ivey has found himself wrapped up in. The pro was accused by Crockfords Casino in the UK of cheating, and the casino is holding wins of more than £7.8 million from the player.