Judge: Poker pro Ivey, pal broke gambling rules in $10M win

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A federal judge says poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion violated New Jersey gambling regulations in the way they won nearly $10 million at cards at an Atlantic City casino.

The U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday the pair didn't meet their obligation to follow state gambling regulations in 2012 by having a dealer at the Borgata arrange cards so they could tell what kind of card was coming next. She gave the casino 20 days to outline damages it says it suffered.

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The Borgata claimed the pair exploited a defect in cards that enabled them to sort and arrange good cards.

But Ivey asserts his win was the result of skill and good observation.