Dr Robert Lindsey gives a synopsis on the recent Supreme Court Judgment of Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords  UKSC 67 in our latest briefing note.
The Claimant is a professional gambler who issued a claim against a casino for winnings of approximately £7.7 million. The casino refused to pay out, contending that he had cheated when playing Punto Banco Baccarat. The Claimant acknowledged that he had used a technique known as “edge-sorting” in order to improve his prospects of success, but contended that he had neither cheated nor acted dishonestly, but rather, had engaged in legitimate gamesmanship.
The question for the Court was whether cheating necessarily requires dishonesty as one of its legal elements.
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