American poker pro and high stakes gambler Phil Ivey has been in the news recently regarding a dispute between himself and Crockfords Casino in Mayfair London. The multi millionaire World Series of Poker winning player was told that he could not collect his $12.1 million he won by playing the table game of Punto Banco, a version of Baccarat, as they believed all was not well as Mr Ivey and a female companion went on an unbelievable streak of luck. Crockford's is the oldest and one of the most respected casinos in London and to be able to play at the casino Ivey sent a bank wire of £1 million as a show of good faith, and that amount was all the casino was prepared to pay him back. The events took place in August last year and after requesting his winnings Ivey was told that the playing of the game, over a period of two days, was being investigated by the casino as they believed it was won in suspicious circumstances. In a statement this week he said that, “I am deeply saddened that Crockfords has left me no alternative but to proceed with legal action."