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Marina District Development Co., LLC v. Phillip Ivey
Citation:2015 WL 6138239.
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One of the defendants contacted the plaintiff to arrange to visit to play high stakes Baccarat. The defendant made five requests: 1) a private area or “pit” in which to play; 2) a casino dealer who spoke Mandarin Chinese; 3) a guest (the other defendant) to sit at the table while he played 4) one 8-deck shoe of purple Gemaco Borgata playing cards to be used for the entirety of each session of play; 5) an automatic card shuffling device to be used to shuffle the cards after each shoe was dealt. The plaintiff granted all of the requests and defendant wired the plaintiff $1 million dollars. The defendants won approximately $9 million dollars. During the game, the defendants used their accommodations to strategically turn important cards so that they could distinguished from other cards in the deck. The plaintiff claims that this scheme constituted fraud and a breach of contract.
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