Phil Ivey doesn’t like the word “cheater” to be associated with his name in reference to the “edge sorting” lawsuits he is involved in, and the poker superstar will apparently tell his side of the story in an interview on 60 Minutes Sports.
Airing on Showtime on October 7 at 10:00 p.m. PT and ET, Ivey will be interviewed by James Brown. A short video clip has been released by CBS News in conjunction with next Tuesday’s broadcast, and it appears that the interview will provide more than just a glimpse into Ivey’s life as a poker pro and gambler.
Arguably the world’s best poker player, Ivey has two lawsuits pending over his ability to win millions of dollars playing baccarat at both Crockfords Casino in London and the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The casinos accuse the 10-time WSOP gold bracelet winner of cheating by edge sorting, to which Ivey takes extreme offense.
“Some people believe that it was cheating,” Ivey calmly explains. “I know it wasn’t, and that’s why we’re going to court.”
Filming for the 60 Minutes Sports segment was shot during the 2014 World Series of Poker in June and July in Las Vegas. Ivey managed to secure his tenth WSOP title in $1,500 Eight Game Mix over the course of the summer festival, as well as cash in three other events.
Check out the teaser below regarding the upcoming episode.