The Phil Ivey baccarat saga gets the Harvard treatment

The Phil Ivey baccarat saga gets the Harvard treatment

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  • Jeff Edelstein, Sports Handle
April 12, 2021 11:38 AM
  • Jeff Edelstein, Sports Handle

    It’s not every day that a paper in the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law starts its introduction with “Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater,” but then again it’s not every day a Hong Kong-born card shark spends four years plotting her revenge against a worldwide casino conglomerate and teams up with one of poker’s top players in an effort to exact that revenge. And it’s also not every day that they succeed, with one of them ending up in court, losing, then settling on appeal — in other words, winning — and then have a movie starring Awkwafina made about the whole ordeal.