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Bullying and Sexism Continue at World Series of Poker!

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Published on:
Jun/18/2018

PokerTube.com notes that participation by the fairer sex at live poker tournaments continues to hover around the 5%-7% range. That woeful percentage won't likely get any better if certain men continue to berate and abuse ladies at the poker tables.

The site points to an incident that happened earlier this month involving female poker player Sasha Liu "PokerSasha", who tweeted out at the time:

Today I got blatantly berated at the table and the other day I had chips and dirty napkins thrown at my face from someone who got stacked. I don’t want to amplify gender issues but I am willing to bet both players would not have done/said the same thing if I wasn’t a quiet girl.

She followed with this:

Understand it, acknowledge it and be aware of it. There’s understandably lack of empathy in poker, but there can still be humanity.

Please share.

Some might think “it isn’t that bad”. Let me tell you, it IS that bad, and it’s VERY bad, and it happens a lot more often than you think, and you are lucky enough to have never been an easy target.

Another female poker player chimed in:

I’ve been accused of cheating with the house, cheating with players, playing with my dads money, been called a dumb bitch, had my pic taken and posted and berated.. 10 years I’ve been thru it all.

This resulted in a domino effect that included male players claiming to have been at the receiving end of bullying.

Joshua Sisak tweeted:

We, as poker players at the table, need to say something if this happens. It is total BS. This tweet really hits home. I promise this won’t go unnoticed if you are at a table I am at.

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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