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Foxwoods Survives Edge Sorting Lawsuit from Phil Ivey’s “Queen of Sorts” Accomplice

In a significant – if not procedurally unusual – victory for Foxwoods, a federal court in Connecticut has entered judgment against a group of individuals who sought to recover monies putatively won through edge sorting at a mini baccarat table. This draws to a close – at least for the time being – the suit by Cheung Yin Sun, the so-called “Queen of Sorts,” who gained wider notoriety for allegedly helping Phil Ivey take the Borgata for just shy of $10 million in a series of gaming sessions that are themselves the subject of separate, and largely unrelated, litigation. But those looking for a clean answer as to whether edge sorting falls within the allowable realm of savant-like card counting, or the illicit realm of sticking light wands down the coin mechanisms of slot machines, will be disappointed, as the ultimate disposition of this New England affair has little to do with edge sorting, and much to do with the idiosyncrasies of tribal gaming and American civil procedure.

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