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Phil Ivey to Appeal Crockfords Court Ruling

High profile poker ace Phil Ivey's attorney has confirmed that the gambler will indeed appeal a UK Court's ruling against him, which saw him lose a multi-million pound case against Crockfords Casino, which accused him of cheating at baccarat.

Ivey and a female associate used an edge sorting technique to gain an advantage against Crockfords, taking the casino for £7.8 million. The casino alleges that Ivey undermined the game by using the rules, and the court agreed with them, ruling that Ivey has no legal right to that money.

Commenting on his client's decision to appeal the case attorney Matthew Dowd said, "I can confirm that Phil Ivey filed papers at the Court of Appeal last week. Phil is seeking to appeal the decision on the basis that the Judge was incorrect in both fact and law to conclude that 'edge sorting' was cheating, particularly in circumstances where the Judge made it very clear in his judgment that he considered Phil to be a truthful witness and that he accepted that Phil genuinely believes that his actions during the game at Crockfords did not constitute cheating."

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6 November 2014 - 7:44pm
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I don't think he is going to win this one. It was a clever ruse, but he clearly was cheating and the courts have ruled against him.

Do you think he will succeed?

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6 November 2014 - 9:23pm
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It will all come down to whether the judge rules edge sorting as cheating or not. The thing about this case that stuns me is how stupid the casino was. They accepted his demands to use a specific brand of cards before playing which I would have thought would set off a huge red flag.

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6 November 2014 - 10:03pm
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Uh yeah, that is really strange of the casino. The Borgata did the exact same thing when it got taken for a heap of cash from him.

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