Why is Edge Sorting illegal in casinos?

Edge SortingThe name of Phil Ivey will be associated with edge sorting and maybe would good reason. He was very good at it.

Playing cards do have minor differences which can read and exploited in certain circumstances. In the case of Phil Ivey it just got a little out of hand. It became a epic £7.7 million pound game and its official he cheat, he was found guilty of cheating.

Crockfords Casino in Mayfair fell victim to the edges sorters at a game of Punto Banco during 2012 but refused to pay out. Ivey took legal action and lost the case.

Crockfords claimed Ivey’s 40 year old gambling partner Cheuny Yin Sun used edge sorting techniues and refused to pay up. On Wednesday the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Casino.

His Phil Iyey original £1 million pound stake was returned to him.

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