Cheating in Casinos Does Not Require Dishonesty Court of Appeal Rules

Cheating in Casinos Does Not Require Dishonesty Court of Appeal Rules In a decision of crucial importance to anyone involved in the gaming industry, the Court of Appeal has ruled that a professional card player who won £7.7 million at the baccarat table was cheating – despite the fact that he was not dishonest. The player and an associate achieved the winnings by engaging in ‘edge sorting’, a technique which involves the exploitation of design irregularities on the backs of playing cards. He launched proceedings against the casino after it refused to pay him his winnings on the basis that he was a cheat. There was no dispute that it…