Phil Ivey may have lost his £7.7 million court battle with London’s Crockfords Casino at the first attempt, but he is not taking the decision lying down and is to formally appeal the decision.
According to our friends at F5 Poker, Ivey’s lawyer, Matthew Dowd of Archerfield Partner LLP, said:
“I can confirm that Phil Ivey filed papers at the Court of Appeal last week. Phil is seeking to appeal the decision on the basis that the Judge was incorrect in both fact and law to conclude that “edge sorting” was cheating, particularly in circumstances where the Judge made it very clear in his judgment that he considered Phil to be a truthful witness and that he accepted that Phil genuinely believes that his actions during the game at Crockfords did not constitute cheating.”
Ivey has always been open about the fact he used “edge sorting” during his extended winning session, yet maintains that doing so does not constitute cheating. Ivey faces a similar case in the United States after the Borgata filed a $9.6 million lawsuit against him.
It seems that Ivey can’t keep out of the news headlines in 2014. He started 2014 revelling in the glory of winning the Aussie Millions’ $250,000 Challenge before the Borgata story broke in April. He was back in the limelight when he and Andrew Robl posted $2.5 million bail for Paul Phua, again when he temporarily closed Ivey Poker and then when he was approved to run a medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas.
There’s never a dull moment when Ivey is in town!