ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — World-famous poker player Phil Ivey says his disputed $9.6 million baccarat win at Atlantic City's Borgata casino was all skill, and wants a lawsuit in which the casino accuses him of cheating dismissed.
A representative for Ivey tells The Associated Press the motion was filed Wednesday night.
In April, the Borgata sued Ivey, alleging he and an associate exploited a defect in cards that enabled them to sort and arrange good cards. The casino asserted that technique gave him an unfair advantage on four occasions between April and October 2012.
The casino claims the technique known as edge sorting violates New Jersey casino gambling regulations.
But Ivey's motion says his win was simply the result of skill and good observation.
The Borgata had no immediate comment.