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."