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World’s Top Poker Player, Phil Ivey, Denied $11 Million Pay Out By British Casino

By Radar Staff

He’s been dubbed the “Tiger Woods of Poker” and shared the table with celebrity gamblers from around the globe. but Phil Ivey‘s star status hasn’t helped him collect on his latest multi-million dollar win.

The world’s top poker player is being investigated by the gambling commission in the UK after a winning streak at a legendary British casino should have seen him walk away with $11 million.

Ivey was playing Punto Banco — a game similar to Baccarat — at exclusive Mayfair gaming club, Crockfords in August when after an initial loss of around $240,000 he began winning, according to the Mail Online.

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While the casino initially agreed to pay him the money he’d won over two evenings of playing, six weeks later he has only received his original $1.6 million stake.

It is unclear what exactly Ivey is being accused of — if anything — but suspicions over his win intensified when it was discovered that the woman he was accompanied by had been dropped from membership in another Mayfair club.

Staff, including the female croupier dealing at the time, have been interviewed at length. The cameras that recorded the action and the cards have been inspected.

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Neither Ivey, who has won the World Series of Poker a stunning eight times, or executives at the posh club have commented on the mysterious dispute.



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