Poker player Phil Ivey vs. the Borgata

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  1. Shithead

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    So he wins over 9 mil. and they sue him?

    Poker pro says sexy Borgata waitresses are too distracting
    By Bruce Golding

    August 28, 2015 | 12:53am

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    Poker player Phil Ivy (inset) claims that the "Borgata Babes" are too distracting. Photo: AP; Getty Images

    One of the world’s best poker players is trying to turn the tables on card-cheat accusations from the Borgata — arguing that the Atlantic City casino stacks the deck all the time by distracting players with scantily clad cocktail waitresses.

    The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa cunningly deploys an army of bustier-wearing, free-drinks-toting waitresses to throw players off their games, professional gambler Phil Ivey argues in new court papers.

    The casino sends out “only the most curvaceous and voluptuous females in the industry” to distract high rollers, Ivey complains.

    The Borgata Babes are “all very flirty,” Ivey says in his papers — his response to the casino’s lawsuit seeking the return of $9.6 million he won at baccarat in 2012.

    The casino insists Ivey cheated by engaging in “edge sorting,” an elaborate technique that includes spotting minor defects on the backs of cards.

    But in a blistering counterattack, Ivey said that while he was betting up to $100,000 a hand over four stretches in 2012, the casino sent a bevy of Borgata Babes over to bewitch him.

    “It distracts you from your playing,” Ivey testified during a deposition. “I mean, anything they can do to give themselves an advantage. Everyone knows that alcohol impairs your judgment, and they offer that, and they have the pretty cocktail waitresses and they’re all very flirty. They’re talking to you . . . I got quite a few [phone] numbers.”

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    The Borgata Babes pose with their outfit designer Zac Posen (C) before the official opening of the Borgata Hotel Casino in 2003.Photo: Getty Images


    Ivey’s New Jersey federal court filing makes detailed note of the waitresses’ “skimpy outfits,” described as “custom-made tight skirts and bustier tops created by fashion designer Zac Posen.”
    A Borgata spokesman declined to comment.

    Ivey’s case isn’t the first to focus on the appearance of the Borgata waitresses, whom the casino has featured in lingerie-and-bikini calendars and provocative promotional videos.

    In 2008, 22 Borgata Babes accused the casino of discrimination because it subjected them to random weigh-ins and suspended them from work if they packed on the pounds.

    A judge tossed that suit in 2013, noting that the women had signed contracts agreeing not to gain more 7 percent of their starting weight.

    “For the individual labeled a babe to become a sex object requires that person’s participation,” Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson ruled at the time.
     
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    Yay, blame your shitty playing on the pretty waitresses.
     
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    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    Couldn't have been that shitty, he won 9.6 Million.
     
  4. Bye You!

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    Confused. Isn't that what casinos do???

    Really, dude, you just realized this?
     
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    What, sue people that beat them because they must be cheating?
     
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    Distract you with boobs and get you drunk with free booze.
     
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    Gotcha
     
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    He's defending himself... Not trying to get back money he lost...
     
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    I know he's the second coming of Christ but I never seen him win on t v
     
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    Yeah everybody talks about this guy like he's the greatest thing ever and he always gets beat - on TV at least. Plus the guy always seems miserable. And Howard related because he play 15000 a hand at blackjack.
     
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    They used to call him the "Tiger Woods of poker"...I guess he likes fucking blonde white chicks
     
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    Phil gets into it with a lot of casinos. He won a shit ton of cash playing Baccarat in Monte Carlo by manipulating their system (legally), like 1.7 mil, and when they figured out his gambit, they refused to pay out. I don't know if he sued or settled or what. Dude's a genius in gaming the system.
     
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    must be he same women from my HS. bitches were all distracting me from learning maff good. :mad:
     
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    I was in Vegas a few weeks back and all the waitresses have huge tits. Even the old ones lol Mgm girls are more endowed than ceasers.
    :hat:
     
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    You won't have this problem on Fremont Street.
     
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    Very true ... the Strip is where it's at :horns2:
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Fremont street for the different experience but the casino dealers and waitresses all give off that beaten down by Vegas look.