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Gambler Phillip Ivey 'cheated way to £5.7m win' at Atlantic City casino

An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler considered one of the best poker players in the world, claiming he won 9.6 million dollars (£5.7m) in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.

The Borgata has filed a lawsuit claiming Phillip Ivey and an associate exploited a defect in cards made by a Kansas City manufacturer that enabled them to sort and arrange good cards and gave him an unfair advantage in baccarat.

The casino says the technique, called edge sorting, breaks New Jersey casino gambling rules.

Mr Ivey's lawyer declined to comment.

A lawsuit in Britain makes similar allegations and Mr Ivey has denied any misconduct in that case.

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