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Why is Edge Sorting illegal in casinos?

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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Card Cheating Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun

This case has exposed a new dimension in gambling. Card cheating Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun did not commit fraud but their edge sorting skills may actually cheat them out of their winnings. How ironical is that?

Card Cheating Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun

Card Cheating Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun

Controversy surrounded a Court case heard in the State of New Jersey against Phil Ivey and Chen Yin Sun. Judgement was made on Friday 18th October 2016. The case involved alleged card cheating.

Ivey has been the winner of nine World Series of Poker bracelets.  Sun is also a world-class poker player. It was alleged that Ivey and Sun together had cheated the Borgata Casino out of 9.6 million dollars which Ivey and Sun won playing Bacarrat during December 2011.

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