Phil Ivey, a US Professional Poker Player is now being sued by Atlantic City based Borgata Casino. Borgata claimed that Phil Ivey alongside an associate cheated while playing Baccarat Row, winning a total of $9.6 Million from the online casino.
Mr. Ivey and his associate found a defect within the deck of cards. This in return allowed for them to arrange their hands in a certain way in order to win money. While they were gambling, Ivey and his accomplice were wagering $25,000 to $100,000 with each hand they made. This in return allowed for them to win large sums of money from Borgata.
Borgata stated that using this defect in the software to their advantage is a direct violation of the Online Gambling Regulations set by New Jersey. They said that this should make any winnings invalid instantaneously.
Kansas City took it upon themselves to collect all of the defective cards used in the same. A Judge than noted that Borgata’s responsibility is to offer realistic software and that by having this defect in their software isn’t Phil Ivey’s fault. Phil Ivey looks like he will be taking this case as well as the $9.6 Million that he was able to win.
Phil Ivey and The Borgata Casino has refused to make any comments regarding the lawsuit. The reason for this is because Borgata knows that Mr. Ivey will most likely win the lawsuit as it was their mistake in the software.