Borgata Casino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Phil Ivey
Both the casino’s senior vice president, Joe Lupo, and Ivey’s lawyer have declined to comment so far.
The casino claims that the cards were defective as the pattern on the back of them was not uniform. The cards have rows of small white circles designed to look like the tops of cut diamonds.
However, the casino claims that some of them only had a half or quarter diamond.
The lawsuit says that Ivey was able to instruct the dealer to flip cards in a particular direction depending on whether it was a desirable card or not. This way, after several hands, the good cards were arranged in a certain order with the irregular side of the card facing a specific direction. This allowed Ivey to spot them when they came out of the dealer chute.