Phil Ivey Sues Borgata for $10 Million

Professional poker player Phil Ivey has announced that he has filed a lawsuit against the Borgata Hotel Casino Spa in Atlantic City for $10 million related to a 2012 case wherein Ivey and an accomplice took $9.6 million from the casino after exploiting a card defect.

The suit was filed in New Jersey court on Wednesday after Ivey claimed Borgata destroyed the cards used in the related case, denying him critical evidence to fight a lawsuit that was filed against him by the casino resort for the $9.6 million he originally "won" from the casino. Ivey also alleges that Borgata was aware that the cards used have cutting tolerances, and that the pro player never touched the cards himself.

Borgata's case against Ivey is still pending, but the player lost a similar case in the United Kingdom against Crockfords Casino last year, costing the 39 year old $12 million.

Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.

About the author