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What the Flop? | Poker Field of Dreams: If you build it, they will come

For years poker officials have been pining for more women to get into the game. It’s certain that a new poker boom would occur if the “other” 50% of the population would start taking more seats at the felt, but how to get them there in the first place remains a mystery,,,

Not so, opines Christina Bradfield. It could be something as simple as beginning to cater to what women want from their poker experience, or incentivizing them appropriately. Her suggestions are pretty darn good, too!

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RANT: CALLING OURSELVES OUT ON THE WOMEN IN POKER ISSUE

Why the fuck should anyone be drawing any attention to a photoshoot and video of a poker player surrounded by a dozen naked women in 2019?

The next generation of players and poker fans are watching us. This is what they’re seeing and learning. One day our kids will see this. What would you say to them?

Aren’t you a little embarrassed that this is the hot topic in poker right now?We’re better than this. Let’s grow a pair and act like it.

WSOP

100 Bracelets in 2019: Too Many or Not Enough?

World Series of Poker participant numbers continue to rise, right alongside the number of events being spread each year. With 100 bracelets on offer in 2019, are we close to hitting the ceiling?

In this op-ed, James Guill looks at how the value of a bracelet has changed over the years, and asks whether boosting the number of bracelet events even further is justified.