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Phil Ivey Wins 7.3M In Two Nights At London Casino, And Casino Not Paying


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#1 FCP Bob

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

World’s number one poker player wins £7.3m in two nights - but top London casino REFUSES to pay out and launches internal inquiry
  • Questions over huge Punto Banco win by millionaire gambler and mysterious female Asian companion
  • Staff interviewed at length amid fears of 'collusion'

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

sounds like the casino or whatever is being a little bitch.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

ya, fwiw though, Daily Mail is considered a pretty unreliable and generally sh*t newspaper
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

Sounds fishy to me. If there was really some validity to the idea he cheated, would they really give back his buy-in?
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:29 AM

View PostEStormOk, on 07 October 2012 - 10:04 PM, said:

Sounds fishy to me. If there was really some validity to the idea he cheated, would they really give back his buy-in?
Sorry,but in light of recent events I just cant put cheating passed him.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:52 AM

View PostJam-Fly, on 07 October 2012 - 04:50 PM, said:

ya, fwiw though, Daily Mail is considered a pretty unreliable and generally sh*t newspaper

The Daily Mail can only aspire to being unreliable and generally sh*ty, its that bad.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

They should shout it from the rooftops that Ivey won 7 million and give him the money. The publicity of a big win would be great publicity for them and all casinos that the games can be beat for big money. If they can't bear the loss they should have set a limit once he got to a certain point.

I'm not sure if Ivey was the one who stopped playing or the casino stopped the game.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

View Postcolonel Feathers, on 08 October 2012 - 12:29 AM, said:

Sorry,but in light of recent events I just cant put cheating passed him.

Not saying whether he did or not. If they had absolute proof he cheated he would not be getting his bye-in back so quickly.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

View Postcolonel Feathers, on 08 October 2012 - 12:29 AM, said:

Sorry,but in light of recent events I just cant put cheating passed him.
What recent events, Black Friday?

The way I see it, if you're smart enough to be the best poker player in the world, you're smart enough to have a big score at a table game.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:10 PM

View PostAll In Jim, on 09 October 2012 - 10:30 PM, said:

What recent events, Black Friday?

The way I see it, if you're smart enough to be the best poker player in the world, you're smart enough to have a big score at a table game.
I dont know if hr did it or not, but if I just won 7 million and they refused to pay id be raising big time hell. Now maybe he is but I havent heard that yet.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:02 AM

I don't get the impression that Ivey thinks about money the same way we do. He already got the gambling fix and rush of winning big, actually having the extra money probably isn't as big of a deal to him as an $11 mill windfall would be to you or I.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

$11 million is going to be a big win for anyone.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

View PostAll In Jim, on 09 October 2012 - 10:30 PM, said:

if you're smart enough to be the best poker player in the world, you're smart enough to have a big score at a table game.

I don't think you understand how table games work.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:54 AM

So does anyone think it might be possible that Phil somehow cheated? I am not saying he did, but let's consider:

1. That is a lot of money to win on 50-50 bets at $50k a hand
2. Phil was accused of fudging his handicap a couple of years ago
3, Phil was accused of bribing a judge regarding his divorce
4. Phil was an owner of Full Tilt

I am not saying he is guilty of any wrongdoing, but there is a lot of smoke.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:10 AM

1.He upped the bets per hand to $150K
2.He played a guy >3 rounds of golf and the guy who lost didn't ask to change the strokes given...hard to argue you were sandbagged after the first round
3.Divorce isn't something outsiders should inject their opinions on, way too much stuff that we don't know
4.Not owner, spokesman

The chick he was with had been banned from other casino properties, which tells me she is shady.

If you are a reasonably intelligent person ready to implement a plan to scam a casino out of millions...do you have your partner be a person on their watch list?


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

actually he was considered an owner. He was listed in Gowen's lawsuit back in 04.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

View Postimatstarbucks, on 18 October 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:

actually he was considered an owner. He was listed in Gowen's lawsuit back in 04.

probably in the same way that Serena Williams owns part of the Miami Dolpins, ie a share so small its not worth talking about.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

View Postmrpaddyx, on 18 October 2012 - 11:39 AM, said:

probably in the same way that Serena Williams owns part of the Miami Dolpins, ie a share so small its not worth talking about.

no, he was one of the largest shareholders but he wasn't on the Board of Directors and didn't have any role beyond shareholder and spokesperson.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:19 AM

View PostAll In Jim, on 09 October 2012 - 10:30 PM, said:

The way I see it, if you're smart enough to be the best poker player in the world, you're smart enough to have a big score at a table game.

View PostJubilantLankyLad, on 13 October 2012 - 07:38 PM, said:

I don't think you understand how table games work.
So you don't believe someone who is smart enough to be the best poker player in the world would be more likely to know how to beat a table game than just an average gambler.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:15 PM

View PostAll In Jim, on 19 October 2012 - 01:19 AM, said:

So you don't believe someone who is smart enough to be the best poker player in the world would be more likely to know how to beat a table game than just an average gambler.

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