Crockfords (casino)

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Crockfords
Crockford's, 30 Curzon Street.JPG
Location London
Address 30 Curzon St, London W1J 7TN, United Kingdom
Casino typeLand-Based
OwnerGenting Group
Websitewww.crockfords.com

Crockfords (also known as Crockfords Club or Crockfords Casino) is a casino in London located on Curzon Street.[1][2][3] The casino is located near and based on the former gentlemen's club in London called Crockford's.

In September 1999, Kerry Packer reportedly lost £11 million ($16.5 million) at Crockfords overtaking the previous British record loss at the time of £8 million by Greek millionaire Frank Saracakis, which also occurred at Crockfords.[4]

In 2012, poker player Phil Ivey, won £7.7 million after beating the casino in a session of punto banco baccarat, but was refused payment due to allegations of edge sorting. Ivey admitted to edge sorting, considering it a legitimate strategy and later sued the casino, but the court ruled in favor of Crockfords, stating Ivey was "cheating under civil law".[5] Ivey appealed this ruling, but lost his appeal in October 2017 in the UK Supreme Court.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evolution Launches Dedicated Live Casino Areas for Genting and Crockfords". Casino News Daily. 2016-02-09. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  2. ^ Anne Jolis (2014-10-10). "The house wins as Phil Ivey loses High Court battle against Crockfords casino". Coffee House. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  3. ^ William Norman Thompson; Michele Comeau (1992). Casino Customer Service: The Win Win Game. University of Nevada Press. pp. 61–. GGKEY:AC3LKWT974X.
  4. ^ Nick Constable (10 May 2011). This Is Gambling. SMT Publishing. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-0-85712-445-6.
  5. ^ Brett Collson (2014-10-08). "Phil Ivey Loses £7.7 Million "Edge Sorting" Court Battle Against Crockfords Casino". PokerNews Global. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  6. ^ "Poker star loses £7.7m Supreme Court claim". 25 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

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Coordinates: 51°30′23″N 0°08′57″W / 51.5064°N 0.1491°W / 51.5064; -0.1491