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Today in the 3-Bet we find Phil Ivey in an $11.7m dispute with a British casino, Howard Lederer finding some love on his return to poker and Andrew Feldman making a shameless appearance on a British reality show.
1) British Casino Withholds £7.3 million After Ivey Heater
Sometimes you jack, sometimes you get jacked.
In a story that blew up last week in the UK, Phil Ivey has reportedly been fleeced out of $11.7 million USD by a British casino.
As the story went in the UK Daily Mail, Ivey, accompanied by “a beautiful Oriental female friend,” rolled up for some action at the Crockford Casino over the August Bank Holiday.
Transferring £1 million as a stake ahead of time, Ivey got down to business at the high-stakes Punto Banco (baccarat) tables.
Going on a heater over two nights and betting upwards of £150,000 per hand, Ivey eventually called it quits up £7.3 million.
Only catch is the casino has now refused to pay and is investigating the video footage.
So far no wrongdoing has been unearthed and the chances Ivey could have “doctored” the results at a game of chance like Punto Banco are virtually zero.
Ivey’s original £1-million stake has reportedly been returned but the dispute is still likely to end up in the British High Court the paper says.
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