WSOP Ladies Event Now Officially Ready To Accept Men: For an amount
The battle is ongoing in the poker globe for years: should females be privy to special tournaments just for them in an effort to encourage more to play the game, or does that philosophy reek of affirmative action, and both condescension and accommodation in a way that is unfair? a recent decision by the World Series of Poker (WSOP) administration concerning the matter has drawn both applause and fire from poker players everywhere: because of this 12 months’s upcoming women event, they are going to charge a $10,000 buy-in, but offer any women who perform a $9,000 discount, bringing the specific buy-in down seriously to its normal $1,000 amount. Any men who want to barge in will have to take action aided by the full $10,000 bankroll at the cashier’s window, nevertheless.
Why the Discount Structure?
The move comes after several years of handfuls of males playing the Ladies event, and WSOP’s fingers being tied to keep them out, as that could be considered discriminatory under Nevada gaming law. Not illegal, it seems, is offering promotional discounts for specific events however, and that loophole is just what WSOP has taken advantage of along with their women’ ‘discount’ for 2013. And while players may argue in regards to the general merits of keeping a poker that is all-female alive, WSOP management is unequivocal in their intention to help keep it an all women’s tournament, or at least make it extreme Continue reading