The poker player denied £7.8 million in winnings after a London casino accused him of cheating has spoken for the first time about the case as a landmark legal decision gave him fresh hope of recovering the money.Mr Ivey, the world’s leading poker player, insisted he used a legitimate technique known as edge sorting – but a High Court action he brought against the casino for non-payment of winnings failed last year.‘When you are a professional gambler you are always looking for ways to gain an advantage over the casino,’ he said.The only thing standing in his way of being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame is their strict age requirement which states that any inductee needs to be forty years of age or older in order to even be considered.With his 40 birthday approaching quickly, we almost guarantee he will be this year’s nominee. Although he was born in Riverside, California, he spent the majority of his young life in the small town of Roselle, New Jersey.‘It was all pretty amicable but after a few days the money hadn’t turned up,’ said Mr Ivey who has never spoken out about the case.They said their croupier was tricked into helping the gambler after he pretended to be superstitious.‘It’s their job to prevent me from having any advantage.Sometimes I come out on top, sometimes they do.’When he finished playing after two nights he was told his winnings would be wired to him.
Luciaetta, however came out well of the situation, according to a document filed this month she received items worth millions and also an alimony of 0,000 per month.
Phil Ivey has accomplished so much already, but we know he still has a lot more to offer and we are excited to see how his career advances. It’s no surprise that someone so talented at playing cards learned how to play them at a very early age.
His grandpa actually taught him how to play poker when he was only eight years old.
It would take Phil many hours of hard work and dedication in order to hone his poker skills.
), commonly known as Phil Ivey, is an American professional poker player who has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets, one World Poker Tour title, and appeared at nine World Poker Tour final tables.