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June 13, 2021

The poker player issued a statement denying any misconduct

Genting accuses Phil Ivey of cheating

(UK).- Malaysian gaming group Genting has accused professional poker player Phil Ivey of cheating at a high-stakes game of punto banco last August to rack up winnings of roughly us$ 11.1 million at its Mayfair club.

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ourt papers filed in Britain's High Court by Genting say that his winnings were invalid because they were 'based upon illegal acts.' 

The dispute was first made public last week when Ivey filed a claim against the Genting Group in London's High Court accusing Genting of withholding the sum won at Crockfords. The casino responded in court Tuesday with a detailed filing accusing Ivey of cheating, saying his winnings were invalid because they were “based upon illegal acts.” 

Ivey issued a statement through his lawyers Wednesday denying any misconduct and indicating he knew the casino's viewpoint when he first filed the lawsuit. “The fact that I have issued a lawsuit in the face of what they are alleging says everything about how comfortable I am with my conduct and the validity of my win,” he said. “Any allegations 

of wrongdoing by Crockfords are denied by me in the very strongest of terms.”

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