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One "Real" may find interesting
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:14:31 PM »

Interesting court decision in UK

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Re: One "Real" may find interesting
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 07:13:33 PM »
"Professional poker player Phil Ivey has lost a High Court battle against the owners of a London casino over his £7.7m winnings. Crockfords casino in Mayfair accused Phil Ivey of cheating by using the "edge-sorting technique" in card game punto banco.
Edge-sorting involves studying cards for imperfections. Mr Ivey took legal action against the casino for the £7.7m, and argued that the technique was legitimate."
 

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Re: One "Real" may find interesting
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 11:53:24 AM »
Edge Sorting is legal.  However, what Phil Ivey did was have the dealer simplify the process by also turning the card.  The judge ruled that the "turning" or "rotating" of the card by the dealer was cheating.

It's possible to gain a tremendous advantage over the casino, by edge sorting the cards - without having to have the dealer rotate the cards.

Ivey's team is estimated to have won several million at many different casinos.
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Re: One "Real" may find interesting
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 03:12:40 PM »
On linkedin casinoworkers have a discussion. In general they have the opinion that it was not cheating
« Last Edit: October 16, 2014, 07:16:37 PM by kav »