Baccarat Player Wins Millions by Reading the Back of the Cards
Phil Ivey, a 36-year-old gambler which is known as the “Tiger Woods of Poker”, managed to win £7.8 million while playing punto banco, a specific type of baccarat, in a land-based casino in London. The multi-millionaire is said to have used a method which was considered cheating by owners of the casino where the gambler played the game. Ivey managed to “read” the back of the cards, casino owners saying that they had certain imperfections which appeared due to a mistake made during the cards’ cutting process.
The cards had a geometric pattern on their back, which was supposed to be the same for every card. Ivey somehow managed to see the flaws and used a method called “playing the turn”, which gave him advantage while playing the game. Casino managers are currently withholding hiz winnings, as they expressed the idea that Ivey has been using a method which exploited the cards’ flaws during a game of luck.
The multi-millionaire has recently sued the British casino, claiming that he did not do anything illegal. Ivey was also accompanied by a Chinese woman who is banned from several casinos in certain parts of the world, which supposedly helped the gambler identify the cards’ flaws. Our team offers creative solutions which can help you start your own online or land-based casino, offering everything you need from sweepstakes casino software to an impressive collection of gambling games.
BY CASINOWEBSCRIPTS PUBLISHED 14 May 2013