Reactions To Phil Ivey's 'Edge Sorting' Revelation

Reactions To Phil Ivey's 'Edge Sorting' RevelationIn court papers related to the Phil Ivey versus Crockfords casino lawsuit, the 9-times WSOP bracelet winner has now admitted to relying on ‘edge sorting’ in order to win £7.8 million playing punto banco at the world’s oldest private gaming club. Nevertheless, Ivey specifically denies cheating or doing anything wrong, explaining, instead, that he was simply taking advantage of design flaws on the back of the casino’s cards. Crockfords casino, however, begs to differ and have accused the poker legend of acting “to defeat the essential premise of the game.”
Ahead of the high-profile trial, which is likely to come later this year, the poker community has been weighing in on its views of the whole incident and here follows some of the choice comments expressed:
Redhead: “Phil Ivey A very rich top poker player. Who is advising him? He has admitted to being able to read marked cards. Whatever happens in court people will always wonder if the cards in the poker tournament’s were marked NOW all the promoters of poker tournament’s are checking their cards to see if they are marked. Was he also an “advantage ” poker player?
Bradshaw91: “yes, he was sneaky, but being smart and using this to your advantage is not a crime PAY UP!”
Pegasus: “Oh, how I love to hear the establishment squeal when it gets taken to the cleaners by a professional gambler. Anyone, with any knowledge of the gaming industry will tell you that it flourishes largely due to mug punters chasing their losses. If the casino was aware of the card reading technique and still chose to keep the game open then it gambled and lost. The house should cough up.”
Dimitri123: “This guy is an absolute genius poker player. If the cards provided by the casino are giving themselves away then it is their fault. Just because he was sharp enough to notice doesn’t mean he should be denied his winnings.”
Mahani: “Why was Crockfords obliging to all these crazy requests by Ivy and Kelly in the first place? Should this not have raised a flag? And Ivy no matter how you put it but it does sound like you were cheating ;)~”
Givemheaven: “Pay the pro his money…he beat you fair and square. There are numerous analogies that come to mind in sporting events…anybody who has been a high school athlete knows film day is all about exploiting the weaknesses of your opponent or inventing a play, offensive/defensive scheme that others didn’t see or just couldn’t execute. Having read the article, the casino appears to be a sore loser.”
Chuckwan: “When you win big, the casino can refuse to pay you using all sort of excuse. If you lose a fortune, you are the one to be blamed. This is the name of the game. Do not understand why people keep going to a casino!!!”
Tom: “A lady in one of our casino’s played a dollar left in an abandoned machine she won a major jackpot the casino would not pay as they said it was theft by finding but would not say what they did with any money left in machines at the end of the night. When the papers got a hold of the story they paid up they will try anything not to pay up.”
Mark: “He’s worth about £100 million I doubt he’d bother fighting this unless he really was innocent of any wrong doing. It wouldn’t be worth his time.”

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