Poker pro Phil Ivey sues London gambling club
Poker star Phil Ivey has taken legal action against an exclusive gambling club based in London. Crockfords reportedly refused to pay Ivey approximately $12 million in punto banco winnings
. A spokesperson for the high-class gambling club stated that Ivey had won the money using ploys.
Popular variation of baccarat
Punto banco is a variation of baccarat
and the goal is to get 9 or a score as close to 9 as possible. Besides punto banco, baccarat chemin de fer, and baccarat banque are two other popular variations of blackjack.
$230,000 per hand
According to multiple media reports, the 37-year-old poker champion joined an unknown gambler in a game of ‘heads-up’ against the croupier. The American professional poker player
first wagered $77,000 per hand, after which he increased his bets to $230,000
. Ivey left the punto banco table with almost $12 million in winnings.