New Jersey casino files lawsuit against gambler, says he cheated playing cards to win $9.6 million

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme.

The Borgata filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., who calls himself the greatest gambler of all time.

The suit alleges Ivey and an associate exploited a defect in cards made by a Kansas City manufacturer that enabled them to sort and arrange so-called "good cards" and gave him an unfair advantage in Baccarat.

The casino claims the technique, called "edge sorting," violates New Jersey casino gambling regulations.

Ivey didn't immediately respond to a message sent to his Twitter account Friday. A message left with a lawyer who previously represented Ivey wasn't immediately returned. Ivey's website did not include a contact email or a phone number.

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