'Kelly' Cheung Yin Sun has case against Foxwoods Casino thrown out

Apr 21, 2017 8:57 AM

“Kelly” Cheung Yin Sun had her case against Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut thrown out by the US Supreme Court earlier this week. Kelly Sun and baccarat partner poker champion Phil Ivey unleashed a winning streak at casinos worldwide beginning in 2012 that produced millions of dollars in winnings and prompted several lawsuits. Ivey, involved with Sun in other legal actions against casinos for withholding winnings, is apparently not involved in this case.

Sun, who is known as the “Queen of Sorts” for her ability to detect minute imperfections on the backs of playing cards, achieved notoriety through her mini-baccarat winning streak with Ivey. The practice of reading these imperfections is known as “edge sorting.”

The Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision that the tribal operator of Foxwoods cannot be sued because it has tribal immunity.

Sun, along with two other women, had accused the Connecticut casino of withholding around $1.14 million in “winnings” and of falsely accusing them of cheating.

The Foxwoods incident predates winning sessions, at Crockfords in London and the Borgata in Atlantic City, which have prompted continued protracted litigation between the casino operators and the team of Sun and Ivey.