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UK Casino Refuses To Pay Phil Ivey £7.3M: Report

According To The Daily Mail, August Win Hasn't Been Honored

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Professional poker player Phil Ivey has so far been stiffed of millions in gambling winnings from a casino in the United Kingdom, according to the Daily Mail.

The tabloid paper reports that Ivey was playing a high-stakes form of baccarat in August, taking the joint for £7.3 million, but only his initial buy-in has been returned to him.

The casino reportedly was worried about possible cheating, but there hasn’t been any evidence to surface suggesting misconduct during play. Furthermore, the 36-year-old hasn’t been accused of anything, but the casino is still looking into the matter.

Ivey, winner of eight World Series of Poker bracelets, was once one of the key players behind online poker site Full Tilt Poker, before it folded amidst accusations of fraud. Ivey has never been accused of any crime in that case, while some of his former coworkers were.

However, the New Jersey native faced some controversy when it was revealed earlier this year that he had borrowed millions from Full Tilt Poker.

Ivey was reportedly betting up to £150,000 a hand at Genting Crockfords London.

He very rarely gives interviews on any topic, and so not surprisingly he declined to talk to the Daily Mail when approached at the WSOP Europe last week.

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idun215
almost 9 years ago

there were cameras and inspector in the private room and somehow he cheated without ever touching the cards. This is baccarat, baccarat is a streaky game once you find a pattern in the shute then you have to take advantage.

 
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Hironori
almost 9 years ago

Ha, If Ivey losing to £7 losing to of course They didn't return money £7.
But He winning £7 to not paid only buy-ins? Very easy business high-stakes casino!
It's a just unfair. Casino MUST to be pay to Ivey. definialy.

 
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Wolfed
almost 9 years ago

So this is the azzhat who writes the 'Nigerian Prince Money' spam emails...lol

 
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peches2plumz
almost 9 years ago

what in the world are you talking about hironori?

 
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PkrStud
almost 9 years ago

He said if Ivey had lost, the casino would not have returned his money. So the same goes if he wins: they have to pay - and not just return his buy-in.

 
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humblewinner
almost 9 years ago

allegedlly Ray Bitar, Chris Furgeson, Howard Lederer, and a few others(???!!!)sucked all the money from Full Tilt. Now, apparently Ivy is having a good time playing for millions at baccarat tables at various casinos.

 
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RaiseMyNuttZ
almost 9 years ago

Ivey played HUGE cash games before FTP and he will play HUGE cash games until he decides not too play any longer. The FTP jabs are getting so frkn OLD. IVEY did not steal anyones $$$$ @ FTP. He ALWAYS said, I just play poker, he did not have a clue of the business part of FTP, FACT. Also he filed the lawsuit cause RB, HL, CF wanted too continue taking deposits from ROW players causing a LOT of players too STOP DEPOSITING which pissed HL RB and CF OFF, BAD, FACT. He wanted NO PART of It (thats where the ponzi scheme comes in). He also had a few Investors to make offers but CF HL and RB TURNED them down, FACT. PS purchased FTP from the DOJ more or less, RB HL and CF had no bearing on the selling of FTP to PS. They meaning RB HL and CF turned down more than 3 deals where they could of walked away making money and still owning %% in the company. It will all come out In the next 3-9 months. Also RB will end up rolling over on HL. I'm sure he's already singing like a bird, FACT, 4 SURE.

 
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