Phil Ivey

Professional poker player Phil Ivey was convicted of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $10 million. The 9-time World Series of Poker winner was ordered to return $10.1 million he won with defective playing cards.

US District Court Judge Noel Hillman agreed with attorneys for the Borgata Resort & Casino who say Ivey and companion player Chen Yin Sun failed to follow gambling regulations on four occasions in 2012.

The casino accused the 2 men of having a dealer at the Borgata arrange Baccarat cards with "edge irregularities" that gave them an unfair advantage.

Ivey and Sun allegedly used a technique called "edge sorting" to guess which cards would be coming next.

The casino also alleges that the cards used in the games were defective and that the patterns on top of the cards were not uniform.

But Ivey countered that he simply noticed things that any player could have observed if they knew where to look.

In his ruling, Judge Hillman suggested Ivey's card skills had more to do with cheating than just luck.

"Lady Luck is like nectar to gamblers, because no one would otherwise play a game he knows he will always lose."

Judge Hillman ordered the men to return the $10.1 million they won playing Baccarat and craps on four occasions at the casino.

But Ivey's attorney, Ed Jacobs, said the judge affirmed that Ivey had followed every rule of Baccarat and did not commit fraud.

"What this ruling says is a player is prohibited from combining his skill and intellect and visual acuity to beat the casino at its own game."

Jacobs said Ivey plans to appeal the ruling.

  • MissyJ

    Isn't his name Phil Ivey?

  • MissyJ

    Isn't his name Phil Ivey?

  • MissyJ

    I don't think this ruling will hold up

  • MissyJ

    I don't think this ruling will hold up

  • Sucker Free

    Gangster shyt!

    Baccarat has the best odds of all table games...

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're right. Thanks.

  • Chardonnai

    Return my ass...

  • Junkanoo

    That sucks ,a nice amount of money

  • Irony

    Atlantic cheat everyone else.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I am a gambler. Casino needs to stop THEIR shat and let this dude live. How you cheat at CRAPS? FOH. And those YALL cards. NOT HIS. Its not like anyone can bring their OWN deck of cards and be like here use these. Not how that works. And the judge is fulla shat too. I hate the Borgata btw. When it first opened Jennifer Lopez MAMA pure won. My casino is gone night night in AC and I prolly aint going back. RIP to the Showboat.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Casinos hate when they get got. Yet they always getting folks.

  • the guest

    Mr. Ivey and his partner better not return the 10 million.

    They should appeal all the way to the Supreme Court.

    If this ruling is upheld then every resentful and disgruntled casino owner angry at winners for winning will feel compelled to always sue to try to disqualify winners.

    It's the Casinos that are crooked and they hate winners.

    If there was any legitimate suspicion of fraud the casino would never have handed over 10 mil. This is after the fact pettiness and the funds should never be returned.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    The Borgata dont want to pay cause they ain't got no money...I took a wrong turn outside the outlets in AC and ended up in skid row. Nothing but check cashing places and liquor stores. Damn shame what happened to that city....

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    And Borgata been got before. A year before this dude. This is why they REALLY mad. Got twice by two different players within a year so had to recoup from SOMEONE. Some guy got 3 DIFFERENT AC casino chains for millions and Borgata was one. and they COULDNT get the money back from him. I forget his name. All they could do was ban him.

  • Chardonnai

    Trump is the blame for this.

  • Tlowe89

    They probably paid the judge off. Because like you said it's their cards not his. If they noticed a flaw with their cards and their staff that's their fault and should take it as an L.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I told the blog when me and my mama went we turned down the wrong street on our way back to hotel and I thought we was gonna die. It was ROUGH.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    See above on why they cant very well do that. You exactly RIGHT tho

  • Scromes1212

    No honor amongst thieves. Casinos are evil. It's an illusion. You never beat the Casino.

  • Chardonnai

    I used to want to go to Atlantic City, especially when Empire Boardwalk was airing on HBO. But I've heard its nothing but prostitutes and druggies now. Its a damn shame too.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Actually all his former properties the onliest places you can win in that town. And at the Harrah's.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Blame Sandy and porky pig governor

  • Chardonnai

    I thought he put those casinos there and then took the money from the investors and ran. No?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    The druggies and prostitutes BEEN in AC since THAT era of BWEmpire. The 20s-30s. They aint NEVER left. Basically someone went there in the 70s and thought it would be good to finally legalize gambling...but it was always a mess.

  • the guest

    Mr. Ivey and Mr. Chin need to flip the script and file a 10 million discrimination lawsuit against the casino. They need to present every single white winner of millions and question why none of them got sued, only them the famous black and asian players got sued. They would win too.

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Sandra can you do a story about this? My home town...this family are good people they didn't deserve this.

    http://heavy.com/news/2016/12/fort-worth-texas-police-mother-daughter-son-arrest-video-facebook-porsha-craver-full-officerbre/

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Cried watching it.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Yes. His former properties. Ones that used to bear his name. Trump Castle/ Marina, Taj Mahal, Plaza. All are closed.

  • Chardonnai

    That makes sense. With all the gangsters thats came in and out of the city.

  • Irony

    We spoke on it briefly. Cringe worthy!

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Terrible did Sandra already post about it? Sorry i just woke up lol

  • shun king

    I saw that this morning was wondering would it be on here

  • Incog-knee-gress

    they used to have boxing in AC too like how they do in vegas. Mike Tyson done fought a major title matchup in AC

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    No we discussed a bit earlier

  • Chardonnai

    So its just big ass empty buildings sitting there rotting. That's sad. All these homeless people in NJ. All those unoccupied rooms not being used. America is trash.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Its sad

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    The cop was like why can't that white master hit your child. Dude was like he DEFIED me. Whet?

  • Listen2Me

    return $10 miliion? FOH. Gambler better pull a 50 cent (hide ? and file bankrupt)
    How you ? because I beat you at your game?

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  • Chardonnai

    Anybody see the video if the Pig Police in Forth Worth justifying a Sprite man chocking a 7 year old black boy. the pig ended up assaulting and arresting the mama and the sister. They even arrested the person recording the video,

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  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Its sure is there was this special on HBO called "Hookers at the Point" that interviewed pros in AC. Everytime it comes on I watch it. Very interesting....

  • Yoni

    Yes, saw it this morning. I'll hold my breath for the outcome. I pray I don't die for lack of air waiting on the outcome.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pay attention see clip... https://youtu.be/_kASjW_aPbQ

  • Chardonnai

    The pig antagonized her. When she said that Sprite had no right to touch her kid and the Pig said "why not", I almost threw my phone across the room. That big had no intentions on arresting that Sprite man. He looked at the mama and say black ghetto mom instantly.

  • Chardonnai

    Me too. I think that's the one with the white lady with no teeth giving head in the car. Its intriguing af.

  • 88

    They first mistake was calling the the so called white man to tell it on his fellow brethren. That makes no sense at all my goodness how many times does this has to happen for so called negroes to get in their heads that these ppl are not your friends they hate you.

  • Irony

    Did you watch the video?

  • sunni_daze

    The Casino is mad the house didn't win. Dude shouldn't give them back one red cent.

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    You right she was trying to go through the proper channels instead of just two piecing that yt guy that choked her child...but she got arrested anyway smh but we gotta know the police are not there to protect and seve us

  • 88

    Yeap I saw the full video and they looked stupid as hell trying to explain to the pig that his brother assaulted their son.

  • Yoni

    Fellow brethren? WHERE? :facepalm:

  • Irony

    Thanks, love the message!

  • Yoni

    Dats, save your font. He doesn't get it. You're black, but you're still the enemy to him as well.

  • Irony

    How did they know a white pig would show up?

  • Yoni

    Bet he didn't. I can guarantee IT!

  • 88

    It's Ft Worth

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    Casinos are set up to cheat you but as soon as you cheat them it's cheating.

  • Irony

    I lived in the DFW area, Addison to be exact.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    return deez nuts. thanks.

  • 88

    I live in Dallas Arlington to be exact 80% of the PD in Ft Worth & Arlington is white.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I agree with your first sentence. She should have shot him and had something to go to jail for.

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    I signed the petition and I reposted on FB. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help this family.

  • MissHarlem

    Bruh keep them coins. You won with THEIR cards. Good day

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    This made me cackle.

  • Chardonnai

    Me too. The are not here to help us. We need to get that engraved in our brains.

  • Chardonnai

    She should have just two pieced the Sprite man that attacked her son. She was going to jail either way. Better to get charged with attacking the Sprite than assisting arrest.

  • Irony

    That's why I foned, it makes you want to take the law into your own hands. It was the same outcome for this lady had she two-pieced him.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    *shot

  • Chardonnai

    That's home for me. You are either going to get a racist cop or coon nigga cop. You lose either way.

  • nucynu25

    Fight till you in yo grave bro

  • nucynu25

    OMG

  • Incog-knee-gress

    You back in Texas Sybil? You used to talk about home often.

  • Keesh5000

    I'm out eating Chrima lunch with the Company...Pray for me

  • SJ

    Exactly!

  • Chardonnai

    You can do it sis! You can do it! LMAO

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Im praying for bf too bc he gone with his folks too. And he is the ONLY black. Smdh. Prayers for both of ya

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Sybil down below telling on herself. *exits again*

  • yallcrazy

    They better gone some damn where. All that money they stealing daily and messing with this man bout 10mill. Smh

  • MystyBlu

    Who? Mankind?

  • Rayne

    They'll be short that day. I'm out.

  • yallcrazy

    Come through! You talking today baby. Tell them bout it. Them folks don't like you

  • Chardonnai

    If the Casino didnt catch me IN the casino cheating, then I wasnt cheating. FOH!

  • MystyBlu

    Much as casinos swindle people?! Especially in AC. STAWWWPPPP!

  • nucynu25

    AM IN TEARS ..man fuk

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Is that what we calling him?

  • nucynu25

    They first mistake was calling the the so called white man to tell it on his fellow brethren. That makes no sense at all my goodness how many times does this has to happen for so called negroes to get in their heads that these ppl are not your friends they hate you.
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    wheres the lie ?

  • Chardonnai

    If aint nobody dead on my property or my car wasnt stolen, what the hell am I calling the Pigs for? They dont care about anything that happens to us, yet we are so quick to run to them when trouble happens. This why we need to start policing our communities.

  • MystyBlu

    Nope I thought it was someone in the last post. He's gerbil Sybil? I was thinking it was the wine chick

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Had my lunch last week. I only go for free food. I don't worry about nothing else.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • nucynu25

    Ppl say ya crazy tho or ya trippn when you start speaking like that . Them bishes dont care abt us ..PERIOD .

  • nucynu25

    i signed ..

  • the guest

    They gave them their 10 million, congratulated them, let them walk out, it's been over a year, and now they want to accuse them of stealing! Talking about stewing in anger over their win. Well the casino better get over it.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wasn't that her first handle "ChibyTex"??

  • MystyBlu

    AC has ALWAYS been stratified. With extremely poor areas surrounding the resort type casinos and hotels. Always. Problem now is with casinos closing and such since Sandy. But the poverty, drugs, prostitution was always there people just didn't notice as much.

  • Buttercup

    I guess her husband got tired of being the only one opening gifts with the kids. 'Tis the season.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/253a6a1b0c6343bad8c2db3d42adecb63c14629745b6f8873b83347eaa1982c0.jpg

  • the guest

    The whole country needs to converge onto Forth Worth!!!! Never a justification for touching someone else's child, never. You always speak to their grown up. The poor mother called the police for help in defending her child and they turned on her and arrested her minor daughters.

    They have them still in custody today. Because their trying to figure out how to rationalize this wrong. But thank God for the video and the attorney that has stepped up to this injustice on their behalf.

    I'm sickened by the video.

    I signed the petitions.

  • the guest

    Because in a just world the police are supposed to be on the side of what's right. The mother did what was right by law but the law doesn't do what is right.

    If the mother had taken a broom to the neighbor like the neighbor deserved for choking her little boy then she'd be heading to prison.

    See, it's reverse psychology. They were angry she didn't attack the neighbor, they were angry she called the police in a dignified manner, so they antagonized her to heighten her emotions to fake an appearance of disorderly conduct.

  • the guest

    Exactly. That's why they're mad because she didn't give them a reason. So they manipulated a reason. Racist whites despise intelligent and dignified black people. This mother is a class act 100%. I'm not talking about fancy clothes or wealth. I'm talking about her composure under the worst stress a white neighbor assaulting her child, she called the police. They were so mad she didn't fight the neighbor.

  • the guest

    HEARTBROKEN!!!!!!

  • the guest

    Then why do people say living is good for black folks in TX? That it's a good quality of living?

  • the guest

    Signed.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Man...hell naw. Yall aint asking for no small money back. Fuk them

  • Queen B

    Man plz ?? they wudnt get a cooper penny from me. How in the hell do someone cheat with "house cards" smh and how tf do u cheat at a craps table....its impossible

  • Annaunki

    This is All DONALD CHUMP Fault

  • Scromes1212

    It's not impossible lol trust me. Those workers don't get paid much. Somebody tell you that you can make a million if they follow directions, that 25000 a year don't look as nice.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yup thats it!!!

  • biggiejax

    Man I would tell that casino to "kiss my ENTIRE AZZ!!!!!"

  • more

    facts!!!!!!!!

  • Renee26

    Signed and shared

  • jussaying

    yeah it's annoying af.

  • jussaying

    noooo wtf?!?!

  • jussaying

    my emotional side agrees. but my rational side says she's good for thinking smarter. my rational side says she was likely thinking of the future. had she shot or assaulted that yt man her sentencing might be much longer and then her son would lose a mom. so she swallowed her pride and fought thru proper channels to be there for the kid as he's growing up.

  • Cie Be

    They're a day late and a dollar short....If that's the case,"give my money back, I lost in June 2015'," cause I know the casino rigged me, and (everybody else), out of my coins on them damn slot machine! Take several seats _/_/_/ on this one sir!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    And my love handles too minus the love!!!!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Orange Ninja!!!

  • Fred G sanford

    That's all the casinos do is cheat people out of money...it ain't no fun when the rabbit got the gun!

  • Keesh5000

    Girl and they made us pay for our own food.... aint that nothing

  • Keesh5000

    Only Black..... Sheesh, I would be on so many drugs

  • Keesh5000

    I did.. It was shytty...but I did it

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Never and my money would have BEEN in another country

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Phil Ivey is one of the best poker players in the world. I used to watch TWSOP religiously. This is unbelievable.

  • Rayne

    Bingo

  • SaltineCrackers

    He got his Negro wake up call.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What ??...I'm not paying to ready food with people I can't stand. What kind of shyt is that?

  • Mystery User

    As would the ass that was attached to that money!

  • Keesh5000

    Right! Im like Fukk is this!!!!!

  • digital_femme

    We need a new open post.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/court-orders-tex-mciver-wear-ankle-monitor-surrender-his-passport/Juy2tcqIix2umVPHayiGrO/

    I'm surprised that pics of him in a jail jumpsuit got posted, with him being a rich white lawyer and all. I think he's guilty as all get out.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Ooh that sucks....

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    I'd be lyin if I wasn't criiiiiine!!! ???

  • BrittBrat2005

    That's worst then the lady in Shreveport Louisiana Casino, She won big, they put her up in a hotel room to the next day. And guess she died in hotel room over night so the money she won never went any where right back into the casino.. You can't tell me they didnt kill her..

  • chococherry

    Lmao

  • chococherry

    Lol, I'd be in new zealand somewhere.

  • Allihave2say

    WOW!

  • Allihave2say

    Sprite man ------⛪ ? ✟ DEAD

  • Jussjess25

    But white people?... never mind smh

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Right? How do you call cheating after the fact?

  • MsSlayla

    Niggas out here making 10 mil playing cards?

  • Queen B

    Lol true shît

  • Rayne

    True.

  • nick c

    Don't go there they fedex you right back, you got to go to Venezuela, South Africa or Ukraine.

  • nick c

    They probably had suspicion and the worker was probably rocking a new ferrari and gold chains a week later after the win.

  • datATLboi

    OMG

  • chococherry

    Aww damn lol.

  • mocha brown

    I would have left that night!

  • the guest

    Or Croatia.