Phils Ivey not guilty of cheating?

  • This week the biggest story in poker is about Phil Ivey. He has testified in the court where he is suing casinos that are withholding over $20 million he has won playing Punto Banco.

  • This week is about one thing. At least for the most part. Phil Ivey. But we can not miss the fact that WSOP APAC is ongoing in Australia.

    Phil Ivey claims “not guilty”

    There’s $21 million on the line. $21 million that Phil Ivey won at two casinos, Borgata and Crockford’s. As you know, he’s being accused of cheating. That’s why Gentling Casinos and Borgata Casino still withhold his winnings from 2012.

    Recently Phil Ivy appeared in court hearing as he has sued Gentling Casinos. He admits he used a technique called edge sorting but claims that’s not cheating. Ivey says:

    “I consider all the strategies I use to be lawful and I would never cheat in a casino. It is not in my nature to cheat and nor would I risk my reputation by acting unlawfully in any manner.”

    That’s not all the news about Phil Ivey. He also appeared in a 60 Minutes Sports interview with James Brown that had aired yesterday.

    Here is the preview:

    WSOP APAC and WSOP POTY update

    World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific in underway. There are plenty of action, plenty of individual stories to talk about. Johnathan Duhamel reached the Final table of the Event #5 $5,000 PLO with other big names like Jeff Rossiter and Mike Watson. They will decide the winner tomorrow.

    Also, another great appearance for Brandon Shack Harris. Currently he is almost tied with George Danzer in the WSOP Player of the Year race but he might take the lead very soon. Harris finished sixth in the 1650 Terminator event.

    However, that might not mean too much for the POTY results as Danzer is currently 10th in 1650 Dealer’s choice event. Harris is also in this event but along with Antonio Esfandiari, Jeff Madsen, Brian Rast, etc.

    This is so interesting to follow. Who do you think will win the POTY? You can follow the updates at

    There are still Main Event and the High Roller left.

    Also, what do you think about Phil Ivey and edge sorting? Do you consider it a technique players can utilize or do you stand with the casinos? Let us know what you think on Facebook.