Just how marginal can gains be? Why Ivey v. Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd may have implications for sporting competition


The case of Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd concerned the use of a specialist technique to gain an advantage in a card game. While ultimately this technique was held by the UK Supreme Court to be cheating, much of the subsequent focus on the case has been on comments in the later part of the judgment regarding the (obiter) overruling of the Ghosh test for dishonesty. To a certain extent, this has overshadowed the narrower conclusions on cheating at cards. This article will suggest that there are problems with applying this definition of cheating in practice, and in particular will discuss what implications this might have for enhancing sporting performance.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Law School
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Health and Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ivey; cheating; card-counting; edge-sorting; Baccarat; advantage play
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 11:31
Date Deposited: 22 May 2020 07:12
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-03-01
Accepted Date: 2020-03-01
Authors: Lines, Kristian (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4407-9166)



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