Phil Ivey is being sued by the Borgata for $9 million:

According to the suit, in April 2012, Ivey contacted Borgata to arrange a high-stakes game of baccarat in which he agreed to wire a deposit of $1 million and a maximum bet at $50,000 per hand.

Ivey also made special arrangements, including having a private area, or pit, a casino dealer who spoke Mandarin Chinese, one eight-deck shoe of purple Gemaco playing cards to be used for each session of the play, and an automatic card shuffling device.

Borgata said in the lawsuit that Ivey told them he made these requests because he was superstitious.

But the casino’s suit allege Ivey knew there was a defect in the cards and the requests were made so he could “surreptitiously manipulate what he knew to be a defect” to gain an unfair advantage over Borgata.

So a world-famous gambler calls your casino, basically creates his own really strange terms for a game, and then deposits $1 million into his account… and this didn’t raise any red flags? I’m going to bring a set of Uno cards to the Borgata this weekend for some high limit blackjack.

No, Philly.com. No. It’s next Monday:

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Love this. Artist merges new and old photos of Philadelphia.

This man, Bill Smith, from Main Line Animal Rescue, won’t give a family its dog back because it ran away and they didn’t call Main Line Animal Rescue first:

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A Facebook page, Send Flash Home, has been created so this power-tripping jackass will return the dog. Here’s the email address if you want to encourage Bill to do the right thing: info@MLAR.org.

Citizens Bank Park attendance this weekend, the first weekend of the season, with very nice weather:

22,283

27,760

34,272

Children’s drawings of Phillies lineup.

Jordan Spieth has already earned more than $5.7 million. He’s 20.

Reporter loses mind at Minnesota hockey riot.

Orioles ballgirl makes a nice play.

AT&T True Detective:

 

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35 Comments

  • Flyers token playoff apearance April 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Who are we trying to kid here,the Flyers have absolutely no chance of beating the Rangers.

    The Rangers goalie will show Steve Mason and Ray Emery the meaning of a goalie standing on his head.

    Rangers in five.

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  • Mike Damone April 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

    looks like Chip got that shirt out of the hamper

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  • step 3: make her open the box April 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I knew it was going to be a lousy day when 30 sec after waking up, Levi called in at 6:35 to complain about Utley hitting .500.

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  • Unnnnh Turd Plop April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

    That girl in KOP mall must use Tmac’s tailor. Shirts are sized for a reason.

    Call me when the Flyers are in the finals.

    Chase Utley is a golden god.

    Bubba Watson looks like an extra in Witness.

    If that guy held my dog hostage I would find him, beat him to a bloody pulp and then piss all over his lacerated face. You don’t mess with a man’s dog or a man’s car. Fucking Main Line douchebags.

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  • mk April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Learn to hate New York again? The Rangers have always been my most hated NHL team.

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  • K Shaw April 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Sucks for the Rangers, I’m betting they would love to see anyone else besides the Flyers in the playoffs.

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  • teamozzy April 14, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I know for years Kyle has plugged the sponsors first on his MMR, which is fine because they are paying him. But why is he plugging his own crossing broad shirts as if they are a real sponsor? Is it a separate entity? Is he paying himself?

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  • Utley/Lee/Me/Bukkake April 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Kyle do u want to see my Lee/Utley slashfiction and join my writing group

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  • Skippy April 14, 2014 at 10:25 am

    The following callers should be banned from Philly sports talk radio:
    Levi from Overbrook Park
    Adam from Warminister
    Jeff from Camden
    Gus from Allentown
    Aj from Plowville
    Mitch from East Windsor
    AJ from West Philly
    Jose from Norristown
    Cowboy Dave
    Mike from South Philly
    Charles from the Northeast
    Murray from Mayfair
    Steve from KOP
    Franl from West Virginia
    Marlon from West Philly
    Jeff from the airport
    No-teeth Steve from Glenside.

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  • Guesty McGuest April 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    You guys are missing what’s about to happen here in the Flyers/Rangers series: we’ve lost in that arena for what, 2 years straight? That trend can’t continue for too much longer…its the law of averages, we’re due for a win!

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  • Andy Schreiber April 14, 2014 at 10:59 am

    That prank on Frenchy by his El Paso teammates was pretty awesome.

    I hope the Padres call him up to the big league club soon, so we can heckle him.

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  • You got a winner in town April 14, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Phillies are going to shock the world and win it all this year. Utley is going to carry the team and when Hamels comes back the Phillies pitching staff rivals any other staff. It’s all coming together now. Timely hitting and a bullpen that is rounding into form. This is the year of mediocrity in baseball as most teams are playing around .500 ball.

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  • Scott April 14, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I hate Bubba Watson’s fake hillbilly schtick.

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  • AS April 14, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Bubba Watson just won the Masters and is at the Waffle House hours later….you think the dude would finally unbutton his stupid top button on his shirt. It looks so uncomfortable and he looks like he is in 2nd grade.

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  • Johnny Together April 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Why you bustin on my shirt?

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  • JeffJuden April 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Last time I checked, Tebow has won a playoff game, something LeSean ‘Baby Mama Drama’ McCoy has never done.

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  • chris April 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Oh my god, a 2ge+her reference. Thank you for that

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  • Budweiser April 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I can fill in your Utley lovefest blank. You go to Macnow’s shitty gay brewery then Chase bends you over and does you bare back as Glen watches and masterbates. You then moan something about the blonde guy from Cheers being “The Yellow King.” About right?

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  • bean April 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    FYI, the American Eagle corporate headquarters are located in Pittsburgh hence the ad. The company is actually massive and bigger than it’s ever been. The target market is ages 15-25 which is probably why you never see their clothes anymore.

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  • Mikey Mess April 15, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Looks like McCoy is going to replace Jaccson as the biggest pain-in-the-ass black player on the Eagles.

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