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A multi-million pound gambling dispute has ended up in Court

A casino in London has defeated a claim from one of the world’s leading gamblers who alleged he been unfairly branded a cheat and was entitled to recover £7.8 million in winnings.

Phil Ivey, an American professional poker player, told the Court of Appeal that a technique known as “edge sorting” was a legitimate technique that casinos should be aware of and capable of defending against.

However, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court ruling in favour of Genting Casinos and the Crockfords Club that Ivey’s approach was little more than old-fashioned cheating.

Clearly this was a case which the parties were unable to resolve through ADR.