The ongoing case between pro poker player Phil Ivey and New Jersey’s Borgata Casino is at a stalemate. If you remember, NJ courts found him and his co-defendant, Kelly Cheung Yin Sun guilty of edge sorting. Although that case is final, we’re now learning Phil and Kelly haven’t been compliant with Judge Hillman’s orders.
Furthermore, the incident initially took place in an NJ courtroom, but now they’re trying to move it to Nevada. According to sources, Phil Ivey has assets in the Silver State, and Borgata wants the courts to look more into it. So without further ado, let’s jump into the details of this case as things are now starting to heat up!
On August 28th, Judge Hillman ordered Ivey and Sun to pay a $10.1 million discovery judgment to the Borgata. Since then, they both haven’t followed through with those orders. According to reports, Ivey refuses to comply with the mandated 30-day window given to respond. Now that we’re well into November, the order to pay continues without resolution.
On October 28th, the Borgata sent an official letter to the judge requesting that the courts address Ivey’s failure to comply with orders. And this all comes after failed arrangements to pay on October 25th. As for the reason given, Ivey’s counsel informed the Borgata that, “They’re still waiting for confirmation.”
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As the fight continues
According to the Borgata, “The defendants are delaying the inevitable by ignoring the Judge’s orders. They could have easily paid the bond and been allowed a stay of execution within the legal rules. However, they haven’t made any attempts to do so. Furthermore, the Borgata regrets having to ask a judge to intervene to receive the discovery items that Ivey and Sun are withholding.”
So as this case continues to unfold, we’ll keep a close ear as to whether the judge will take matters to the next level or not. With that said, this battle looks far from over. So stay tuned, the river card is not on the table just yet!