Casino Alleges Ivey Detected Flaws During $12m Win

Phil Ivey

Crockfords Casino is alleging that Phil Ivey figured out a way to gain an edge during his $12.1 million run while playing table game Punto Banco.

Last week Ivey filed a lawsuit against the Casino, which has yet to pay out Ivey’s $12.1 million win.

The Daily Mail reported this weekend the exact method that the Casino is alleging Ivey used to tip the odds in his favor.

According to the article, there were tiny imperfections in the cards, possibly due to a printing error and Ivey was able to use the marks to predict the outcome of the game.

The aim of Punto Banco is to hold cards with a count of nine or closest to nine. Tens, face cards and multiples of ten count as zero.

According to the Daily Mail report, Ivey frequently requested the banker rotate the cards, allegedly so he could make out the pattern.

The massive game occurred last August with Ivey accompanied by an unidentified Chinese woman.

Ivey insisted he did nothing illegal in the lawsuit against Crockfords and maintains he had no choice but to pursue legal action.

Arguably the best poker player in the world, Ivey has over $17 million in live-tournament winnings and nine WSOP bracelets.