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Poker star sued for counting cards and winning millions

Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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Professional poker player Phil Ivey is being sued by the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City for allegedly cheating at baccarat in 2012, and winning $9.6 million.

The casino claims Ivey noticed a defect in the back of the card design and was able to track the cards being dealt.

This isn’t the first time Ivey has been accused of cheating, reports ABC. London casino Crockfords accused the player of marking the edges of the cards during a game of baccarat in September 2013 and refused to give him the £7.8 million payout. Ivey sued Crockfords for the money, claiming he only used legal ways to get an advantage over the casino.

Ivey has won events in the World Series of Poker nine times, but has yet to win the main event. He is from New Jersey and began gambling when he was 17.

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