Phil Ivey Lawyers Defend Motion to Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit

Posted By PlayNJ Staff on July 24, 2014

The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa filed a lawsuit in New Jersey against poker legend Phil Ivey in April. The lawsuit alleges that Ivey used an edge sorting technique to gain an edge in Baccarat. Ivey’s lawyers claim the statute of limitations has expired and filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on July 2. Attorneys from both sides are defending their motions before the trial judge.

The plaintiff claims that the statute of limitations does not apply in this case. The Borgata’s attorneys said that the lawsuit is the only means to seek restitution against Ivey. They also pointed out that the standards for civil lawsuit is lower in civil cases, so the statute of limitations wouldn’t have expired.

The Borgata lawsuit isn’t the first time that Ivey has been accused of cheating. The poker champion filed a £7.8 million lawsuit against the Crockfords in 2013. Ivey said that the casino didn’t pay him the money that he won. However, the London based casino claims that Ivey took advantage of defective playing cards to gain an edge.

Ivey admitted to edge sorting last September, but said that he didn’t cheat. Ivey and his accomplice could also face criminal charges in either case. Prosecutors haven’t indicated whether they intend to indict them at this time.

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