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Phil Ivey Sues London Casino For Allegedly Stiffing Him On $12.1 Million

Poker Pro Going After Genting Crockfords London Over Incident Last Year


Poker pro Phil Ivey is now suing Genting Crockfords London for allegedly stiffing him of $12.1 million he won last year. The Daily Mail broke the story in October.

The Mail reported 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 was returned to him.

The casino reportedly was worried, at least initially, about possible cheating, but there wasn’t any evidence to surface suggesting misconduct during play.

Ivey reportedly was betting up to £150,000 a hand at the joint.

“I am deeply saddened that Crockfords has left me no alternative but to proceed with legal action, following its decision to withhold my winnings,” Ivey said in a statement released Tuesday. “I have much respect for Gentings, which has made this a very difficult decision for me. Over the years I have won and lost substantial sums at Crockfords and I have always honoured my commitments. At the time, I was given a receipt for my winnings but Crockfords subsequently withheld payment. I, therefore, feel I have no alternative but to take legal action.”

Ivey has possibly won more at the game of poker than anyone else in history. He’s up about $18 million online, cashed for more than $17 million in live tournaments, and has won untold millions in live cash games, both televised and not.

He also recently won his ninth World Series of Poker bracelet.

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almost 8 years ago

Perhaps Crockfords has a case: