Borgata Wants Phil Ivey to Pay Back $15 Million

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Borgata legal counsel wants poker pro Phil Ivey and his casino companion Cheung Yin Sun to pay back $15 million, claiming that they violated the New Jersey Casino Control Act.

Last month, a federal judge ruled that “the pair did not meet their obligation to follow gambling regulations on four occasions in 2012 by having a dealer at the Borgata arrange Baccarat cards so they could tell what kind of card was coming next”.

The Borgata claimed the pair exploited a defect in cards that enabled them to sort and arrange good cards.

The judge noted that Ivey and companion player Cheng Yin Sun instructed dealers to arrange the cards in a certain way, which is permitted under the rules of the game.

Judge Noel Hillman has given the Borgata Casino a 20-day deadline to determine the extent of financial damages the casino suffered at the hands of Ivey and Yin Sun.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com