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    Phil Ivey wins £7.3m in two nights - but top London casino REFU

    World’s number one poker player wins £7.3m in two nights - but top London casino REFUSES to pay out



    Britain's oldest casino is investigating a £7.3 million win by the world’s top poker player – and is refusing to pay him a penny.
    Crockfords, the exclusive Mayfair gaming club, has informed the Gambling Commission that it is withholding Phil Ivey’s payout.

    A source with close knowledge of the dispute described the situation as unprecedented.
    Accompanied by a ‘beautiful Oriental woman’, Mr Ivey, a 35-year-old Californian, was playing Punto Banco, which is a skill-free variant of baccarat, when he struck a remarkable winning streak.
    The 184-year-old casino initially agreed to transfer the winnings to his bank account, but six weeks on it has returned only his £1 million stake.
    Instead it began an exhaustive inquiry.

    Staff, including the female croupier, were interviewed at length amid fears there may have been some form of collusion.

    This is thought to have been ruled out.
    While it is unclear what, if anything, Mr Ivey has been accused of, lawyers for both sides are said to be engaged in an increasingly tense stand-off. It is not thought that police have been alerted.
    Sources said Mr Ivey played for two nights over the August bank holiday for about seven hours in all.

    Suspicions over the win intensified when it was discovered that his companion’s membership of another Mayfair casino had previously been suspended.

    The reason for this has not been revealed.
    Crockfords, the oldest private gaming club in the world, is owned by Genting, the Malaysian gaming corporation.





    Genting investigators flew to London from Kuala Lumpur to speak to everyone who was working on the two nights in question and to examine hours of film from surveillance cameras.

    The cards used and the shoe they were dealt from were also scrutinised.

    ‘No imperfections, or marks, that would have given Ivey an advantage were found.

    In any case, Ivey at no time touched the cards,’ said a source.

    ‘The shoe was also thoroughly inspected; once again the investigators drew a blank.’

    Mr Ivey, who once picked up £10 million in a poker tournament in Las Vegas, was playing in a small private room on the ground floor of Crockfords.
    He sat next to his companion.

    The only other people in the room were the croupier and an inspector.

    All the action was recorded on ten cameras.

    Mr Ivey was initially gambling £50,000 per hand, which can be over in less than a minute.

    He was later given permission by the management to increase his stake to £150,000.
    Private club: Crockfords is Britian's oldest casino

    Punto Banco is the favoured game of high-rollers.

    The result is determined as soon as the cards are dealt – it offers marginally better odds than games such as roulette.
    At first, Mr Ivey’s losses were heading towards £500,000 but he recovered, and at the end of the first night was £2.3 million up.

    His winning form continued on the second night and by the time that he signalled he was ready to quit he had amassed £7.3 million.
    He told the management he wanted the money transferred into his bank account.

    The casino allegedly told him it couldn’t be done straight away because of the bank holiday, but assured him that it would be done on Tuesday, August 28.
    Mr Ivey left the club and the casino began an immediate investigation.
    Because of the difficulties involved, instances of Punto Banco cheating are rare.
    Twelve years ago a Triad gang used covert surveillance footage to read cards being dealt and relay a signal to a receiver outside the casino.

    The information was then transmitted to the player using a hidden earpiece.

    There is no suggestion that Mr Ivey is accused of using any of these methods.
    Although he is a respected figure in the poker world, casinos regard him as a ‘hit and run’ gambler, with a tendency to ‘quit after just a few hands if he wins big’.

    On this occasion, Mr Ivey, a divorcé, assured Crockfords bosses that he would play for a serious amount of time, and transferred £1 million into the casino’s bank.
    Mr Ivey declined to comment when approached by a Mail on Sunday reporter at a tournament in Cannes last week.
    ‘Please don’t talk to me. I am concentrating on my tournament,’ he said.
    His mother, Pamela Ivey, who lives in Las Vegas, said: ‘He never mentioned it.

    It can’t have been very important to him, or I think he’d have mentioned it.’
    Last night a spokesman for Crockfords said: ‘As a private club we put great store on the confidentiality of the relationship between ourselves and our client and we therefore have no comment to make.’


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    Karmas a bitch HUH Phil! Next time pay your Debts over fed _ _ _ _ _ _!

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    I like that shirt

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    ivey is such a piece of shit
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    Phil Ivey's 11.5 million dollar win being investigated

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...-1226490125827

    World's No.1 poker player Phil Ivey wins $11.5m - but casino refuses to pay out
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    BY IAN GALLAGHER AND RUSSELL MYERS
    Daily Mail
    October 07, 2012
    4:48PM
    Refusal by top casino is unprecedented
    Ivey was accompanied "beautiful Oriental woman"
    Staff have been interviewed at length


    Phil Ivey's win at London casino Crockfords has been referred to the gambling authorities. Picture; Splash News

    BRITAIN'S oldest casino is investigating a £7.3 million ($11.5 million) win by the world’s top poker player – and is refusing to pay him a penny.
    Crockfords, an exclusive gaming club in London's Mayfair, has informed the authorities that it is withholding Phil Ivey’s payout. A source with close knowledge of the dispute described the situation as unprecedented.

    Accompanied by a "beautiful Oriental woman", Mr Ivey, a 35-year-old Californian, was playing Punto Banco, which is a skill-free variant of baccarat, when he struck a remarkable winning streak.

    The 184-year-old casino initially agreed to transfer the winnings to his bank account, but six weeks on it has returned only his £1 million stake.

    Instead it began an exhaustive inquiry. Staff, including the female croupier, were interviewed at length amid fears there may have been some form of collusion. This is thought to have been ruled out.

    While it is unclear what, if anything, Mr Ivey has been accused of, lawyers for both sides are said to be engaged in an increasingly tense stand-off. It is not thought that police have been alerted.

    Sources said Mr Ivey played for two nights over the August bank holiday for about seven hours in all. Suspicions over the win intensified when it was discovered that his companion’s membership of another Mayfair casino had previously been suspended. The reason for this has not been revealed.

    Crockfords, the oldest private gaming club in the world, is owned by Genting, the Malaysian gaming corporation.

    Genting investigators flew to London from Kuala Lumpur to speak to everyone who was working on the two nights in question and to examine hours of film from surveillance cameras. The cards used and the shoe they were dealt from were also scrutinised.

    "No imperfections, or marks, that would have given Ivey an advantage were found. In any case, Ivey at no time touched the cards," said a source. "The shoe was also thoroughly inspected; once again the investigators drew a blank."

    Mr Ivey, who once picked up £10 million in a poker tournament in Las Vegas, was playing in a small private room on the ground floor of Crockfords.

    He sat next to his companion. The only other people in the room were the croupier and an inspector. All the action was recorded on ten cameras. Mr Ivey was initially gambling £50,000 per hand, which can be over in less than a minute. He was later given permission by the management to increase his stake to £150,000.

    Punto Banco is the favoured game of high-rollers. The result is determined as soon as the cards are dealt – it offers marginally better odds than games such as roulette.

    At first, Mr Ivey’s losses were heading towards £500,000 but he recovered, and at the end of the first night was £2.3 million up. His winning form continued on the second night and by the time that he signalled he was ready to quit he had amassed £7.3 million.

    He told the management he wanted the money transferred into his bank account.
    The casino allegedly told him it couldn’t be done straight away because of the bank holiday, but assured him that it would be done on Tuesday, August 28.

    Mr Ivey left the club and the casino began an immediate investigation.
    Because of the difficulties involved, instances of Punto Banco cheating are rare.

    Twelve years ago a Triad gang used covert surveillance footage to read cards being dealt and relay a signal to a receiver outside the casino. The information was then transmitted to the player using a hidden earpiece. There is no suggestion that Mr Ivey is accused of using any of these methods.

    Although he is a respected figure in the poker world, casinos regard him as a "hit and run" gambler, with a tendency to "quit after just a few hands if he wins big". On this occasion, Mr Ivey, a divorcé, assured Crockfords bosses that he would play for a serious amount of time, and transferred £1 million into the casino’s bank.

    Mr Ivey declined to comment when approached by a Daily Mail reporter at a tournament in Cannes last week.

    "Please don’t talk to me. I am concentrating on my tournament," he said.

    His mother, Pamela Ivey, who lives in Las Vegas, said: "He never mentioned it. It can’t have been very important to him, or I think he’d have mentioned it."

    Last night a spokesman for Crockfords said: "As a private club we put great store on the confidentiality of the relationship between ourselves and our client and we therefore have no comment to make."

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    "hit and run" gambler


    Bookies are all the same... fly by night ones or oldest private gaming club in the world

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    Yes Karma

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    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5teamparlay View Post

    While it is unclear what, if anything, Mr Ivey has been accused of, lawyers for both sides are said to be engaged in an increasingly tense stand-off. It is not thought that police have been alerted.
    more to come i guess, details remain undisclosed

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    Ivey is a weasel

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    I don't think he's the greatest





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    He doesn't value money, he just wants to be the best and the rush. Obvious when he plays nonskill games.

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    guy is a fukkin gambling legend

    Not many ever like him ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    guy is a fukkin gambling legend

    Not many ever like him ever
    How could you not like him if you are a poker fan. Guy is the best.

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    Ivey should have deposited his 1 million at an SBR sponsored book... at least now he could have filed a compliant with Justin 7 ..now he is pretty much screwed...
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    LOL the privat eclub has no comment to make... EXCEPT the news article.

    Ivey (well 99% of the so called pro poker players) is scum I told everyone on the forums that years ago when he was being touted as some hero.

    I wouldnt put it past him to be a cheating scum bag and this was the first time anyone cared to investigate it.

    More than likely the girl will take the fall and the idiots wit no brains will continue to think Ivey walks on water.

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    pay the man

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    Ivey is the man. No doubt his #1 in the world atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5teamparlay View Post
    Mr Ivey was initially gambling £50,000 per hand, which can be over in less than a minute. He was later given permission by the management to increase his stake to £150,000.


    FML...

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    Homeboy is under big investigation by IRS and FBI right now as well.

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    I see he indulged in the buffet? Phil...push away from the table fatty

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    no picture of the chick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stikymess View Post
    no picture of the chick?
    Stiky this sir is why you are one of the greats. While everyone else here is sausage gazing worrying about how fat Phil is your trying to get first shot of the Asian Chick . From what I've seen these last few months I have to wonder if this is not a gay men's club. If it has in fact turned into a Loshak Love House Please tell me so I can kindly pack my things.

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    posted ten times already, but ivey is a stiffer and fraud

    glad they won't pay, he knew what was going on at tilt

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    Guy is a degen like us, nothing not to like. After everything is said and done hes gonna get his money.

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    He's headed for bustedtown placing numbers. Only a matter of time.

    His best attribute is like he said, disregard for money. Very tough to play against that.

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    There is no #1 poker player in the world. Is the guy who wins the world series the #1 poker player in the world? Hell no, he just had a great run when it matters most. There are maybe 20-30 people who are in the upper echelon of poker players who could all be called #1 on any given Sunday...

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    if you get the money how about you pay some people you guys robbed at full tilt poker

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    he better have a good lawyer

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    I love how casinos lose and they want to investigate and say we aint paying but when you lose a shit load they say tough shit you have to pay us

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    Ivey is the best poker player in the world. Conduct a pool of the biggest players in the game and they would say the say and for those hoping he get stiffed I hope a book/bookie stiffs you in the near future you hating fuks

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    why are people hoping he doesnt get paid? I don't get it? Hes rich and you arent?

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    Because he owned pieces of Sites that ROBBED millions and hides behind his Jew lawyers!

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    Phil Ivey is great.

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    Phil Ivey has all the money in the world and just gambles daily, who doesn't like that....

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