*Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd (trading as Crockfords)

Gaming – Gambling. Dishonesty was not an additional legal element of cheating at gambling. The Supreme Court so held, in dismissing the appellant professional gambler's appeal against the lower court's decision (upheld by the Court of Appeal) that he was not entitled to receive his 'winnings' from the respondent casino because he had cheated. The court held that the judge's conclusion, that the appellant's actions had amounted to cheating, was unassailable, and that it would be very unwise to attempt a definition of cheating. Further, the court ruled that the second leg of the test propounded in R v Ghosh[1982] 2 All ER 689 did not correctly represent the law and directions based upon it ought no longer to be given.

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