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Phil Ivey to close down coaching website

Poker professional Phil Ivey is to close down his coaching and social website, due to a lack of business support from other players.

The 38-year-old’s site has been in operation for just over a year, which offers videos and coaching tutorials from some of the game’s most high-profile players, such as Patrik Antonius and Mike Leah.

The decision to close the sites is another blow for the 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, as he recently lost a court hearing over £7.7m winnings against a London casino.

Crockfords, a casino based in Mayfair, refused to pay the American after accusing him of cheating to win money at Punto Banco, a form of Baccarat, after asking the dealer to turn the cards by 180 degrees and get a read off asymmetrical patterns on the cards.

Ivey’s other internet business involves being the face of the internet gaming venture of Pala Indian Tribe, a southern California Indian tribe.

David Cook
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