Ivey Granted Permission to Appeal £7.8 Million Edge-Sorting Case Against Crockfords
Last year, a High Court in London ruled in favor of the Crockford’s Casino in a £7.8 million ($12.4 million) legal dispute against Phil Ivey. Immediately after, Ivey’s lawyer, Matthew Dowd of Archerfield Partners, revealed that the poker pro would appeal Judge Justice Mitting's decision.
It's taken more than a year, but according to the Daily Mail, Ivey has been granted permission to appeal.
"This is really great news," Ivey told The Mail. "I am getting a second shot and I'm hoping we will win this time around. It is not in my nature to cheat, which is why I was so bitterly disappointed by the judge's decision a year ago, even though he said I was a truthful witness."
When you’re accused of cheating it’s a very big deal in gambling.
The legal dispute between Ivey and the casino refers to some facts that happened in August 2012, when the Genting-owned casino refused to pay Ivey the £7.8 million he won playing Punto Banco and accused him of cheating.
One year later, a London High Court ruled against Ivey as Judge Mitting determined that the 'edge sorting' technique, used to spot tiny variations in the pattern printed on the backs of the cards, constituted cheating under civil law.
The case against Crockford’s is not the only legal proceeding that Ivey engaged in regarding edge sorting.
In April 2014, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City decided to file a lawsuit against the player for $9.6 million in winnings at the Baccarat table with the accusation of having exploited manufacturing flaws in playing cards during four sessions of Baccarat at the casino in 2012 thanks to the edge sorting method.
"When you’re accused of cheating it’s a very big deal in gambling," said Ivey. "I’m not allowed in certain casinos because of what happened. But my colleagues have been tremendously supportive – they know what is cheating and what is not."
Ivey is slated to appear at the Appeal Court on December 10.
In this Series
- 1 Ivey Claims He Used "Edge Sorting" in £7.8 Million Lawsuit With Crockfords
- 2 Top 10 Stories of 2013: #10, Ivey, Kagawa, Smith, and Others Face Legal Trouble
- 3 Borgata Files $9.6 Million Lawsuit Against Phil Ivey for Alleged Baccarat Cheating
- 4 Details Emerge in Borgata's Lawsuit Against Phil Ivey
- 5 Sorting Out the Law Behind Phil Ivey's Edge Sorting Debacle at Borgata
- 6 Phil Ivey Files Motion to Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit, Claims Win Was "All Skill"
- 7 Ivey's Edge-Sorting Accomplice, Cheng Yin Sun, Files Lawsuit Against Foxwoods
- 8 Breaking Down the Legality of Cheung Yin Sun's Edge-Sorting Lawsuit Against Foxwoods
- 9 Phil Ivey to Discuss "Edge Sorting" Lawsuits on 60 Minutes
- 10 Phil Ivey Loses £7.7 Million "Edge Sorting" Court Battle Against Crockfords Casino
- 11 Phil Ivey Appeals Against Crockford’s Ruling
- 12 Top 10 Stories of 2014: #2, Phil Ivey Endures More Legal Drama
- 13 Judge Rules Borgata Lawsuit Against Phil Ivey Can Proceed
- 14 Phil Ivey Appears in Car Commercial for 2015 Chrysler 300
- 15 Foxwoods Survives Edge Sorting Lawsuit from Phil Ivey's "Queen of Sorts" Accomplice
- 16 Phil Ivey Files Countersuit Against Borgata Regarding $9.6M in Baccarat Winnings
- 17 Highlights from Ivey/Borgata Deposition: Booze, Pretty Cocktail Waitresses and More
- 18 Borgata Contests Phil Ivey Counter-Claims
- 19 Ivey Granted Permission to Appeal £7.8 Million Edge-Sorting Case Against Crockfords
- 20 Phil Ivey's £7.8 Million Appeal in Crockfords Case Began Yesterday
- 21 Court Opinion Split on Phil Ivey's $9.6M Baccarat Win
- 22 Phil Ivey Contests Borgata Request for His Baccarat Winnings
- 23 Court Orders Phil Ivey to Return $10.1M to Borgata
- 24 The Mysterious Year for Phil Ivey
- 25 Poker Pro Phil Ivey Will Try to Appeal Borgata $10M Ruling
- 26 UK Supreme Court Grants Phil Ivey Permission to Appeal Crockfords Case
- 27 Phil Ivey Loses £7.7M Supreme Court Appeal in London Edge Sorting Case
- 28 Top 10 Stories of 2017, #7: Phil Ivey Loses $19 Million in Court Battles
- 29 Gemaco Playing Cards Off the Hook in Borgata Ivey Edge-Sorting Debacle
- 30 Phil Ivey Looks to Delay Payment of $10.1M to Borgata