This week Sasha Sutton and the RecPoker RECing Crew interviewed Rebbecca Scales! Rebbecca and the gang discussed a slew of topics, including the lack of marketing to women in the World Series of Poker and the resistance to change in the industry. Rebbecca also talked about the three main barriers that women face in poker: harassment, social norms, and daily responsibilities. Sasha and Rebecca shared personal anecdotes about their experiences with both positive and negative aspects of being a woman in the poker world.
Rebecca shared her journey before joining Poker Power, including her failed attempt at creating a clothing line for women in poker. She then talked about creating a marketing studio called Poker Queen and about her work with the Women’s Poker Association and the Raise It Up campaign. Sasha and Rebecca discussed the golden age of women in poker and the dramatic change that has occurred in the game over the last five years.
The group talked about the need for men to speak up against verbal harassment towards women and the importance of zero tolerance for any kind of harassment in poker tournaments. They also discussed how male players sometimes mistreat female dealers when they make errors in their dealing, and the need for protection in the room for all players and staff.
Rebecca announced the launch of Women’s Poker News, a media company that aims to provide a different perspective on poker content for women. She explained that women consume media differently than men. The company will cover mainstream events and socialites in the poker world that are often overlooked by other media companies. The launch just took place during the Women in Poker Festival at Resorts World, Las Vegas. Plus we give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us LIVE on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real time, and you can win too!
Find out more about Rebbecca and her organizations here:
The Real Poker Girls Of Las Vegas: https://therealpokergirlsoflasvegas.godaddysites.com
Poker Power Website: https://pokerpower.com
Social Media Handles (Poker Power) @joinpokerpower
Women’s Poker Association: https://www.wpa.poker
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|Rebbecca talks about her role in the poker world
|Thoughts about the question: why women aren’t marketed too?
|Barriers for women in poker
|Rebbeca talks about how it all started
|Talking to women in a tournament about verbal harassment
|How Poker Power found Rebbecca
|Rebbecca on teaching women
|Rebbecca: we have a community for everybody
|Chat: Advice for the first time playing cash at the Aria
|Rebbecca shares more about her projects and events
|Rebbecca on Stake, Study, or Stack and Closing the Action
|John: Home Game Result updates