The judicial saga featuring Phil Ivey and Borgata casino again appeared on the front pages of periodicals, and the latest news is not too pleasing for the poker player.
One of the best poker players and 10-time WSOP bracelet winner is drawn into a long justiciable dispute with the Borgata Casino and it is clear for everyone this will not end soon.
Ivy is accused of illegally winning money using an edge-sorting technique and has now to pay more than $10 million to Borgata. What can be more surprising for the player’s fans is that Borgata may not be the only account chasing Ivey down. It seemed the poker legend got back on his feet after the successful games in Macau and his participation in the full WSOP schedule. Nevertheless, that is hardly the case.
The story continued after two other poker players reported that they also claimed Phil Ivey’s money. The fact is that Ilya Trincher and Dan Cates sponsored Ivy's participation at Poker Players’ Championship this summer. However, Trincher and Cates did not get their money as Ivey’s winnings of $124,000 were automatically withheld to pay off some of his Borgata debt. Therefore, Cates and Trincher are seeking assistance from the famous law firm Chesnoff & Schonfield that earlier represented Phil Ivey.
In any case, Borgata are very likely to withhold the money. Cates and Trincher do not want to lose their share. What about Phil Ivey? He just wants to handle all the problems and continue to do what he is good at – play poker.
As mentioned earlier, after winning at Poker Player Championship, Philip Ivey did not manage to get his money prize.
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