Poker pro, friend to repay $10.1M in casino lawsuit
ATLANTIC CITY | Poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion must return more
than $10 million they won from an Atlantic City casino while playing cards that were arranged in a certain way to give the players an edge.
A federal judge previously had ruled Mr. Ivey and companion player Cheng Yin Sun didn’t meet their obligation to follow gambling regulations on four occasions in 2012 by having a dealer at the Borgata arrange Baccarat cards so they could tell what kind of card was coming next.
Last week the judge ordered the pair to return $10.1 million to the casino. The order by U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman essentially returned both sides to where they were before Mr. Ivey and Mr. Sun began gambling at the Borgata.
The sum includes money that Mr. Ivey won playing craps with some of the money he won at the card table.