Poker Hall of Famer Phil Ivey took a bad beat in court yesterday, when his lawsuit against Genting Casinos UK was dismissed by the UK Supreme Court. He will thus never be able to get his hands on the £7.8 million he won while playing Punto Banco at Crockfords Casino.
While the court of public opinion might be divided on Ivey’s actions, I believe that a closer look at said actions as well as the language being used during the legal proceedings gives Ivey’s case merit.
Poker has been on the upswing in recent years. With so much going for it, there’s been a lot of talk in the poker community about what’s good for poker. With that said, we’re pretty sure there’s universal agreement on the types of things that would be classified as bad for poker.
Here’s a list of three hypothetical situations that would undeniably set poker back in its quest for mainstream recognition and acceptance. Let’s hope they can be avoided!
The WSOP has released it’s list of 10 finalist nominees for the 2017 class of the Poker Hall of Fame. While all of them are deserving of induction, the only lock is Phil Ivey. As for the others, it’s anyone’s guess.
This op-ed analyzes the list of the nine other nominees and picks apart which of them are most likely to get nominated. Dave DevilFish Ulliot is perhaps the most deserving player, but he might get “snubbed” by a deserving nominee from the builder category, like Mori Eskandani.
The Raiders have moved to Las Vegas. The city will also debut a new NHL franchise, the Golden Knights. In light of these developments, and with poker players loving sports betting so much, Chad Holloway hopes that betting on sports will soon become legal throughout the United States.
The world’s #1 poker player, Phil Ivey, has been in the news a lot lately. Yet, there’s still a certain privacy he prefers to keep. Undeterred, Cardplayer Lifestyle has spent many hours researching to successfully unearth 17 facts about Phil Ivey that had, until now, remained hidden from the public view. We dug deep to get all the dirt on Phil that you’ve always wanted to read. Go ahead and open Pandora’s Box…
Many poker fans have probably dreamed about the chance to meet Phil Ivey, the world’s #1 poker player, and thought about what they would ask him if given the opportunity. Over the past few weeks, I’ve essentially lived that dream as I was granted the privilege of interviewing Phil for this poker blog. In this behind-the-scenes blog post, I’ll take you through the entire experience, from the outset until the interview’s publication, and share my thoughts and feelings along the way.