Ivey Granted Court Appeal On Crockfords Ruling (update)

"I'm getting a second shot," poker pro says

Professional gambler Phil Ivey has been granted leave to appeal the ruling handed down by a British Court regarding GBP 7.8 million in denied winnings from Genting's Crockfords Casino club in which the club accused him of using a controversial edge sorting technique claiming it was tantamount to cheating and against the rules of the game.
InfoPowa readers will recall, Ivey used what he deemed a legitimate technique when playing Punto Banco at the Mayfair club in August 2012 with a female companion, however a British court ruled in favour of Crockfords in 2014 saying he breached the rules of the game (see previous InfoPowa reports).
A British judge said in granting the appeal "his case raises an important question of law and has a real prospect of success".
"This is really great news," Ivey told The Daily Mail. "I am getting a second shot and I'm hoping we will win this time around.
'It is not in my nature to cheat, which is why I was so bitterly disappointed by the judge's decision a year ago, even though he said I was a truthful witness."
The case will play out before the British Appellate Court on December 10 2015.
"When you're accused of cheating it's a very big deal in gambling. I'm not allowed in certain casinos because of what happened. But my colleagues have been tremendously supportive — they know what is cheating and what is not," Ivey concluded.

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