Skilled gamblers or cheaters?
Gambling Online | August 12, 2014
The woman who helped Phil Ivey win $12m from Crockfords casino in London and $9.6m from Atlantic City's Borgata has taken another $1.1m from Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.
Cheng Ying Sun and two accomplices won the money 'edge-sorting' in a game of mini Baccarat.
The technique involves spotting asymmetries on the back of poorly manufactured cards which can give the player a 6.7% edge over the house.
The cards used by Foxwoods allegedly contained a defect that allowed eagle-eyed observers to distinguish baccaratÂ's Â"goodÂ" cards ̶ 6, 7, 8 and 9 ̶ from less valuable cards.
However Foxwoods is refusing to pay up, claiming the trio of gamblers cheated.
Like Ivey did, Sun is suing the casino for her winnings, plus another $1.6m she had deposited beforehand as front money.
She alleges that the dealers were aware of what she was doing.
The lawsuit said: "If Foxwoods and Foxwoods management knew that plaintiffs were edge-sorting and let them practice their form of advantage play anyway Â– intending to keep their losses if they lost but not honour their winnings if they won Â– this would be intentional fraud."
Edge-sorting is legal in Connecticut.
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