Lucietta Ivey Receives $12 Million Purse Collection as Part of Phil Ivey Divorce Settlement

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Ace King
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Lucietta Ivey Receives $12 Million Purse Collection as Part of Phil Ivey Divorce

Lucietta Ivey, the ex-wife of poker pro Phil Ivey, has received a purse collection worth more than $1.2 million, jewelry valued at more than $1 million and $180,000 a month in alimony as part of her divorce settlement with the poker star.

Lucietta filed for divorce from her estranged husband back in 2009.  Ivey was among the big name pros tied to Full Tilt Poker, a company that was shut down this past summer.  The US Government alleges that three of the Full Tilt Poker pros were engaged in a “massive ponzi scheme” though Ivey was not named as a defendant.

Lucietta Ivey had asked the Supreme Court to disqualify the Clark County Family Court judge assigned to the sealed divorce case, Bill Gonzalez, citing possible campaign donations made by her husband. 

"The public is entitled to know that impartiality is the rule for the judiciary," according to Luciaetta Ivey's petition. "Further, Luciaetta is entitled to fairness and the appearance of fairness before this court and recusal is the only way that she can be sure to receive both."

From the Las Vegas Review Journal:

As part of the divorce settlement, according to the answer, Phil Ivey accepted more than $170,000 in credit card debt and more than $15.1 million "in gambling and other debt."

The divorce agreement included alimony for Luciaetta Ivey from money Phil Ivey receives from Tiltware. According to the agreement, if Phil Ivey stops receiving funds from Tiltware, Luciaetta Ivey's alimony "will cease."

- Ace King,