This is a discussion on Startup Advocacy Group Addresses Gender Disparities in Poker within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; Startup Advocacy Group Addresses Gender Disparities in Poker
Do you think the gender gap will ever be narrowed in poker?
I also post here what I wrote there in the comments:
I think, it is nice, that they do such special events for the ladies. I dunno, why many men complain about this. I also would not complain, if there were men only events. It is like in sauna, you can have separated days or mixed days.I never played live so far in a casino. I dunno how I would react, when someone acted with sexism towards me. I guess either pretty harsh or I would try to ask for the casino manager to show this guy the door.
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it's a good thing that they try to bring more females to the tables but in my opinion it will never pass 60/40 with 40% women at the tables. I think men will always stay more attracted to the game than most of the women.
I personally hope we see more women playing poker in the future, but let's be clear about why casinos are trying to introduce more women to the game - it has nothing to do with equality, but simply has to do with creating the need for more poker tables and hence more income for the casinos.