Court: Phil Ivey Can Appeal Crockfords Case

Poker pro Phil Ivey has been granted the right to appeal a case on his use of edge sorting at Crockfords casino in London to the UK’s highest court. Crockfords refused to pay Ivey winnings at baccarat in 2012 saying he used edge sorting to win. Crockfords stance has been upheld by several UK courts.

Poker pro Phil Ivey will get another day in court in the UK.

The Supreme Court of the UK will hear Ivey’s appeal of his case against Crockfords casino in London. The casino refused to pay Ivey for baccarat winnings in 2012 since he and a partner used edge sorting to help predict the flow of the cards.

Several lower UK courts have denied Ivey’s claim.

“Last November’s Court of Appeal ruling made no sense to me,” Ivey said in a press release. “The original trial judge ruled that I was not dishonest and none of the three Appeal Court judges disagreed, and yet the decision went against me by a majority of 2 to 1. I am so pleased that the Supreme Court has granted me permission to fight for what I genuinely believe is the right thing to do in my circumstances, and for the entire gaming industry. I look forward to the Supreme Court reversing the decision against me.”