Phil Ivey Likely to Appeal December Borgata Edge-Sorting Ruling
It looks like Phil Ivey will appeal a decision on December 19th that he cheated during four sessions at the Borgata in which in won over $10 million. An attorney for Phil Ivey has requested that a federal judge list the final judgement in favor of the Borgata so that Ivey can move the case along by appealing the decision to the Third Circuit Court. If Ivey could succeed in appealing the decision his money could be kept out of escrow until the issue is finally settled.
A complication in the matter is a related claim between the Borgata and Gemaco, the maker of the playing cards that were used during Phil Ivey’s winning streak. Ivey doesn’t want the issue between Borgata and Gemaco getting in the way of his own case. The deadline for motions is next week with a motion hearing scheduled for February 21st. This issue doesn’t appear to be close to a final resolution.
– The latest installment of PokerStars’ TCOOP has begun with 65 events held through January 29th, guaranteeing a total of $15 million in prizes. The Main Event will be held on the last day with $2.5 million guaranteed for the $1,000 buy-in tournament.
– vlogger Doug Polk is live streaming on his Twitch stream during Thursday, chatting with fans while he plays $50 PLO on WSOP.com. If you missed the broadcast, you should be able to find a replay up in the video section at Twitch.
– Barry Grenstein recently sat down with Pokerfuse to share some poker stories. Among the topics discussed is why PokerStars should be considered a good actor in the US and Joe Seebok, who apparently turned down a role at PokerStars before instead deciding on Ultimate Bet.
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