Phil Ivey is granted a Supreme Court appeal for the Crockfords case
Back in August 2012 one of the undoubtedly biggest super stars in poker Phil Ivey was on a tear at the Punto Banco tables at the Crockfords Casino in London winning £7,800,000.
The casino however refused to pay out the winnings to Ivey, accusing him of cheating to gain the winnings due to ‘edge sorting’ where Ivey and a female accomplished looked to play cards with imperfections.
After the money was withheld Ivey issued a lawsuit against Crockfords, and the case has now been through both the High Court, and the Court of Appeals, before now been granted a Supreme Court appeal in the UK.
August 2012 – Phil Ivey wins £7,8M playing Punto Banco at Crockfords Casino in London, but the Casino refuses to pay out the winnings.
May 2013 – Ivey issues a lawsuit against the casino owners for not paying him his winnings to the London`s High Court.
October 2014 – Ivey loses his lawsuit in the London High Court.
January 2015 – Phil Ivey is granted permission to appeal the High Court`s decision.
April 2016 – The Court of Appeals uphold the High Court`s decision.
February 2017 – Phil Ivey is granted permission to appeal the Court of Appeals decision to the UK Supreme Court.
Phil Ivey had this to say when he was granted the appeal to the Supreme Court
“Last November’s Court of Appeal ruling made no sense to me. The original trial judge ruled that I was not dishonest and none of the three Appeal Court judges disagreed, and yet the decision went against me by a majority of 2 to 1. I am so pleased that the Supreme Court has granted me permission to fight for what I genuinely believe is the right thing to do in my circumstances and for the entire gaming industry. I look forward to the Supreme Court reversing the decision against me.”