WSOP Dealer Not a Fan of Ladies Events1 year ago
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In the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Ladies Championship, a dealer remarked that he was not exactly a fan of ladies events.
According to a tweet from Kyna England, the dealer at her table once dealt a ladies event at the Golden Nugget and he “swore (he) would never do it again.” A bit ironic given that he was dealing this WSOP event.
England and the rest of the table were upset, and according to her, there was “more, but I don’t feel the need to explain.”
Some Twitter users even voiced their support for ladies events and why they could be easier to deal with than regular events, siting a friendlier atmosphere, not as much ego, and less tanking.
Aria Casino director of poker operations Sean McCormack decided to poke fun at the rival casino and the situation.
If poker is to continue to reach new and wider audiences, the acceptance of women into the game by all should be a no-brainer. When dealers are caught saying things like this, it discourages women from taking part in an already male-dominated industry.
Aside from the misogynistic drama, Event #22 ended smoothly after four days of play on Oct. 11. Hayley Hochstetler captured a few images around the scene of the event.
Lara Eisenberg of America took it down for her biggest career tournament cash of $115,694. Eisenberg outlasted 643 other players and defeated Debora Brooke heads-up to win her share of the $573,160 prize pool.
“It’s an absolute dream come true," said Eisenberg of her victory. "I came into this event hoping that maybe sometime I would make a final table, and to walk away winning it is an indescribable feeling. It was all around just a fabulous event. There were some really tough competitors.”With this victory, Eisenberg has cashed for $336,302, with 16 WSOP cashes, a gold ring and now the highly coveted WSOP bracelet.
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