Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Women Increasingly Prefer Online Poker


As poker continues to gain more and more mainstream acceptance, women are becoming increasingly interested in taking up the game. Until the most recent poker boom, poker was mostly a male populated card game. Less than 10% of the players at a typical casino poker game were women.

In fact, playing poker at a casino or brick and mortar poker club is something many women are still hesitant to do. The old chauvanistic male attitudes and visions of smoke-filled backrooms may account for much of this hesitantcy. For whatever reason, ladies have yet to fully embrace the real world poker games in any large numbers.

Online poker is another story. Studies show that over one third of online poker players are female. Women are the fastest growing segment of the online poker playing public. In general, women prefer playing poker online. Playing poker online provides them with a convenient and less intimidating way to learn and become more proficient at the game. Also,women tend to prefer the lower stakes available online.

While men may gamble for the "action" or to compete, women tend to play poker as a means of escape. In general men play to win and women, while competitive, play for more social reasons. Other reasons women cite for preferring online poker include being able to play poker from a safe home environment, not having to get dressed up to play at a casino, being able to play poker in an environment where gender is not an issue.

Playing poker online from her own home is not only safer, it is also more convenient. The female online player can play poker at a time that fits into her busy schedule. The idea of getting dressed up, driving for miles to get to a casino, tipping dealers, waiting for a table, and driving back home after possibly a few drinks is something few women find appealing. Contrast this to relaxing by playing a few hands of online poker at the end of the day and it is easy to see why many more women are choosing to play their poker online.

On final reason many women prefer to play online has to do with the boorish attitudes of some male players. Whether it's the overbearing bigot, the solicitous suitor, or the patronizing patriarch; women just don't want to be bothered with all that.

Online poker provides a perfect solution. The female player can play in an online environment were gender is not an issue. If there is offensive chat, she can simply turn the offenders chat function off with the click of her mouse. She can choose a screen name that doesn't reveal her gender if she so desires.

So, ladies, if you're looking for a safe, convenient place to polish your poker skills, online poker offers great advantages over it's brick and mortar counterparts. Many women women have already discovered the online poker world. Check it out. I think you'll be impressed. Poker's not just for the boys anymore.

Chip Westley regularly post informative articles and tips about playing online poker at Home Run Poker, http://www.homerunpoker.blogspot.com/


MORE RESOURCES:

Casino gambling bill to rise again
The Harlan Daily Enterprise
We're talking about casino gambling bills in the Kentucky Legislature. It's only September. The next legislative session doesn't convene until early next year. But already Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg says he will yet again file ...

and more »


Newsmax

CNN: Trump Angered That Jeb Opposed Casino Gambling as Fla. Gov.
Newsmax
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a fundraiser for a man who is now a rival, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in 1998, but he didn't get his hoped-for easing of restrictions on casino gambling once Bush was elected, CNN reports. In addition ...
Jeb Bush: The man who killed Trump's casino dreamsCNN
Trump Contributed Big to Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush in 1998: Trump wanted a Casino ...Ring of Fire

all 3,504 news articles »


WDRB

POV | One more shot at casino gambling
WDRB
Last week, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo -- who seemed to have lost his fire for the issue during the last legislative session -- vowed to again make legalizing casino gambling his top priority next year. And this time, he thinks he may finally ...



Reporter Newspapers

Commentary: residents talk about legalizing casino gambling
Reporter Newspapers
Commentary: residents talk about legalizing casino gambling. Reporter Newspapers staff asked residents in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs: There's a proposal to legalize casino gambling in Georgia. Would you support or oppose a ...



Atlanta Journal Constitution

First meetings set to study legalized casino gambling in Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Efforts to legalize casino gambling will get a closer look in September, when state lawmakers will meet for the first time since MGM Resorts International went public with its push to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Georgia. A legislative study ...

and more »


CBS Local

Has the bet on casino gambling in Baltimore been a bust?
Washington Post
There were great expectations for Horseshoe Casino when it opened in Baltimore last August. Crowds surged, music blasted, festivity reigned. Big-dollar optimism was in full force as well, as casino industry consultants hired by the state predicted ...
Maryland Casinos Have Nearly $100-Million JulyCardPlayer.com

all 6 news articles »


Chicago Tribune

Lake Station Mayor Accused Of Taking Money To Cover Casino Gambling Debt
WBIW.com
(HAMMOND) - A northwestern Indiana mayor is set to go to trial over allegations he and his wife took more than $20,000 from his campaign account in order to cover casino gambling losses. Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife Deborah ...
Indiana mayor, wife going on trial in federal courtWISH-TV

all 19 news articles »


UNDEAD Casino gambling bill to rise again next year
Paducah Sun
We're talking about casino gambling bills in the Kentucky Legislature. It's only September. The next legislative session doesn't convene until early next year. But already Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg says he will yet again file ...



WCPO

House Speaker Stumbo wants voters to allow casino gambling in Kentucky
WCPO
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky might take another roll of the dice when it comes to legalized casino gaming. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, wants the state to cash in on billions of gambling dollars leaving the state, so he's planning to file a ...
Prospects For Expanded Gambling Unclear As Candidates Weigh In89.3 WFPL
Opposing gambling views in Ky governor's raceWHAS 11.com (subscription)
House Speaker to Propose Expanded Gambling Legislation, Casinos in KentuckyKentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

all 23 news articles »


World Casino Directory

Georgia State brings meetings to discuss legalizing casino gambling
World Casino Directory
The state of Georgia is looking into legalizing casino gambling, with meetings set for September to discuss the subject. State lawmakers will be meeting for the very first time to discuss casino gaming after MGM Resorts International announced publicly ...
Georgia Casino Exploratory Meeting Scheduled for SeptemberFlushdraw

all 5 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.