Poker star Phil Ivey says he didn't cheat casinos in US, London out of $22M playing baccarat

Associated Press

The 10-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey says he didn't cheat when he won nearly $22 million playing baccarat at casinos in New Jersey and London.

Ivey told "60 Minutes Sports" for an interview to be broadcast Tuesday that there's a difference between increasing one's odds and cheating. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the interview.

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The Borgata in Atlantic City and Crockfords in London say Ivey cheated them out of millions of dollars when he played baccarat there in 2012. They say he essentially kept track of card values by watching for design imperfections on the backsides of the cards.

The Borgata is suing Ivey to recoup $9.6 million it paid him in winnings. Ivey is suing the Crockfords for nearly $12 million after it refused to pay.