Why is Edge Sorting illegal in casinos?
The 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 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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Edge Sorting might not had become illegal if it was not for this high profile case.
The High Court ruling had withheld Ivey’s winnings on the basis that had cheated and they proved the point. The five High Court Judges found that Mr Ivey had strategically planned and executed the sting. They were pretty brutal about the entire thing.
In modern technology, you would with so much at stake that things would be full proof. Sometimes it take a little take a little bit a a shake and a bit of exposure.
Apparently, some lessons can be learned from the very game played at Crockfords. Without giving too much away it was deemed the cards were actually different sizes.
We now expect the gambling industry to get its act together and create a level playing field. Sometimes it takes a gambler to shake up an industry.