Phil Ivey’s £7.8 million case, $1 million cash game and more

  • Phil Ivey has sued Crockfords Casino in UK for £7.8 million due to withholding his winnings from August, 2012. Also, in Monaco a massive cash game might break loose soon.

  • It is hard to determine which one is the biggest poker news right now. On one side, the first legislated poker site in U.S. has been opened – Ultimate Poker. It has not only made very many people smile but also increased the momentum for other states to introduce online poker bills and legalize the game that U.S. is practically home of. The other big news includes poker player Phil Ivey sue a UK casino for his €8 million winnings. This should be interesting.

    Phil Ivey sued Crockfords Casino

    When our site opened, one of the very first news was that a poker player Phil Ivey has won almost £8 million in a Crockfords Casino playing Punto Canco. The scandal broke down because the casino stopped the payment claiming Ivey might have been cheating.

    We are ten months in and no news have been published about the case until recently when Ivey has finally made a decision. He sued the Crockfords casino (owners Gentling Group operating casinos in UK, U.S. Macau, etc.) that has been silent since August, 2012.

    If you are interested in Ivey’s comment, here it is:

    “I am deeply saddened that Crockfords has left me no alternative but to proceed with legal action, following its decision to withhold my winnings. I have much respect for Gentings, which has made this a very difficult decision for me. Over the years I have won and lost substantial sums at Crockfords and I have always honoured my commitments. At the time, I was given a receipt for my winnings but Crockfords subsequently withheld payment. I, therefore, feel I have no alternative but to take legal action.”

    We will stay on top of this story and as soon as something reaches the surface we will let you know.

    Ultimate Poker – Nevada’s online poker room

    30 April first online poker in U.S. was opened where residents of Nevada can play legally – Ultimate Poker. It began with only micro stakes cash games and a few Sit and Go’s but it is moving forward.

    In any case, poker players are ecstatic to be able to play again. Afterall, they have been waiting for over two years.

    Poker player and presenter Kristy Arnett has filmed her return to poker in a hilarious video.

    This week Ultimate Poker also held its first online poker tournament. $10 buy-in $10.000 GTD prizepool it exceeded any expectations. The player cap (200) was reached hours before the tournament started and the prizepool almost doubled to $18.000.
    27 player got cash including poker player ‘d4heals’ that took down the first Ultimate Poker MTT for over $4.100.

    €10.000 buy-in Main Event EPT Monaco Final is underway

    John Juanda, Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu. These are only a few top caliber poker player names that have made it pass the bubble of the event. Today, Day 4 kicks off and the remaining 34 players might play it down to the final table today.

    Follow the action via Pokerstars live stream.

    What poker players around the world are really looking forward is the high stakes action. And Monaco has plenty. But one game has been rumored that everyone is looking forward - $1 million cash game.

    At the moment it is still a rumor and no one has confirmed it but some players have tweeted to to waiting for this cash game so chances are there is a massive cash game upcoming in EPT Monaco.
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