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Poker Player Phil Ivey Suing Casino for £7.8 million

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One of the US top poker players, Phil Ivey is suing a Mayfair casino for £7.8 million in which he says they are refusing to hand over as his winnings.

Mr Ivey says he won the money fairly in games of punto banco at crockfords last year in August

He says that the Casino gave him a receipt for his winnings but has been left saddened as he has still not recieved his money.

But Crockfords owner says that he will be defending the claim vigorously and must be sure that the winnings are not deserving.

Phil Ivey said in a statement: ”won and lost substantial sums at Crockfords over the years and had “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.”

But the casino owner Genting said in a statement: ”However, 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 Mr Ivey’s solicitors from the start,

“We shall be filing our defence shortly and defending this claim vigorously.”



Poker Players From U.S Move out to Play


In the U.S on Black Friday three of the largest poker websites were shut down which is believed to have been spurred by the casino’s which was losing customers to the websites.

One man known as Nathan Singer who was effected by the banning of the websites and who uses online poker to make a living earning around $70,000 has decided to move to Panama so that he can continue with his job.

He is just one of many who had to do the same thing to make there living who on average can make up to $10,000 a month you can see why they opted for the move.

“I can tell how other players are feeling and what they are likely to do, even online,” he says. “I’m also able to stay calm and look at things very rationally, which is hugely important in poker, where results are not dependent on process — you can often do the right thing and lose, or the wrong thing and win.”



San Marino Vs England Betting odds


Today’s European qualifier game brings us to San Marino where England take on a San Marino team that hasn’t scored for the whole competition and have only won one game of there last 115 games which is a pretty poor stat and a suspected England are strong favourites to win this game at 1/100 with bookies giving the slight chance that England may slip up, also England are on an unbeaten run with two wins and two draws.

Due to San Marino’s poor performances and no points bookies have priced a San Marino at 50/1 to win this game and a 20/1 for an unlikely draw.

Wayne Rooney has been in good goal scoring form for England having scored three goals in England’s last two Qualifying matches so is firm favourite to score with 4/5 to score two or more.



London Poker Festival Main Event Kicks of on Sunday


The £5,300 EPT London Main Event begins this Sunday where some great poker players will take to the stage and battle for a huge prize of £750,000. The UKIPT has already attracted a lot of people so it can be expected that even more people will be coming to the main event with news of some of the top poker players flying to London in time for the main Event.

Last year Benny Spindler, the German pro walked away in 1st place in an epic battle with Steve O’Dwyer. He won the £750,000 and his fellow German Philipp Gruissem won the high roller event cashing in £420,200 so it was a good week for the Germans but this year it could be very different.

The events will be held in both the Vic and Hippodrome casinos.

YouTube Video Reveals Poker Cheaters or Does it ?

The YouTube video which has a compilation of supposed codes and signals between two players.

As a result of the video French players Jean Paul Pasqualini and Cedric Rossi are being accused of working together to cheat the system by using hand signals to tell each other what sort of cards they have. The video was put together by Nordine Bouya, another French poker player and it shows the two touching parts of their face and head time after time.

Pasqualini and Rossi both came first and second with Pasqualini winning € 1 million and Rossi  walking a way with over €600k.

The two will face no consequences at this point since their are know specific regulations against what they have proposedly done.

Although the two have been banned from their rankings. Global Poker Index CEO Alex Dreyfus said ”By taking this action, we are not claiming that we know they cheated, this is up to the casinos and the overseeing regulatory bodies to decide” he added ”What we are convinced of is that there wasn’t fairness at the table. Unfair behaviour will not be promoted via the Global Poker Index”.


John Tabatabai Wins Betfair Poker LIVE! London



John Tabatabai who was a former runner up in the world series of poker in europe for the main event has won the Betfair Poker LIVE! London and cashed in £24,209 in the Aspers Casino located in London.

The re-entry event that cost € 600 plus £50 was played in a special format known as the ‘terminator’ where each player has a $100 bounty on their head and if an opponent knocks them out then they get their $100.

World series poker girl Elisabeth Halle managed to get through day one but when the prize pool grew from £100,000 to £180,000 but it was John Tabatabai  who got the most out of the prize pool walking away with £24,209.

The Don in Poker, Achilleas Kallakis Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Fraud

The Man who is also known to the poker Circuit as ‘The Don’, Achilleas Kallakis was sentenced to seven years in prison for a fraud case worth up to $1.7 billion where he was found guilty for defrauding lenders to pay for trophy property, planes, a yacht in Monaco and luxury cars.

The Judge Andrew Goymer said that this was fraud on a major scale and both and his partner in crime Alexander M. Williams were both found guilty of defrauding Banks to borrow $1.2 billion.

Goymer said : “Both men took full advantage of the prevailing banking culture in which corners were cut and checks and applications were spurious,”


$8.5 million Poker Game


24 year old Greg Merson is $8.5 million richer and happier. He took part in the most  prestigious event of the world series poker.

He saw of his opponents in a session that went on to almost dawn in a game that last just under 12 hours in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is what he had to say about the win ”I feel pretty good – got all the tears out so now I feel relaxed,”

Jesse Sylvia who finished in second place securing $5.3 million had this to say ”That was nuts, man,”

Jake Balsiger would have become the youngest world series poker champion but he was denied by Greg and Jesse but he walked away with a very healthy $3.8m for finishing third.

Full Tilt Poker Re-opening in November


The brand has announced that is will be back up for business in November after striking a deal with US authorities.  It will now be available for use in selected countries on November 6th under the owner ship of PokerStars.

The brand was taken off the internet in 2011 after the FBI took it down  for breaking one of their rules but before this Full Tilt Poker was one of the biggest gambling sites since 2004 and has been missed by poker players around the world.

PokerStars have also announced that previous customers will get their funds back that they were unable to access since the website was closed down.

Other news is that Gus Hansen who is regarded one of the best player in poker around the world will be the ambassodor and he had this to say “Full Tilt Poker has the best games, most innovative software and the strongest poker community; to me this feels like coming home.”