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October 23, 2020

For refusing to pay him us$ 11.3 million

Phil Ivey sues Genting

(UK).- Professional poker player Phil Ivey is suing UK's oldest casino for refusing to pay him us$ 11.3 million in winnings. Ivey said he was 'deeply saddened' to file a writ at the High Court but he had been left with no alternative. He added: “Over the years, I have won and lost substantial sums at Crockfords and I have always honoured my commitments.

At the time, I was given a receipt for my winnings but Crockfords subsequently withheld payment. I therefore feel I have no alternative but to take legal action,” he added.

A spokesman for Genting told The Independent newspaper that it did not comment on matters involving individual members, but added: “In this rare instance we are able to confirm that our position, which is supported by strong legal advice, has been made very clear to Ivey’s solicitors from the start. We shall be filing our defence shortly.”

The dispute started after the exclusive gaming club, owned by the Malaysian gaming group Genting, allegedly withheld money Ivey accrued during a private game of punto banco last August.

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