Whenever I hear a comment that women can’t play poker, a slight laugh always arises from the men present. Facts are, the overwhelming majority of professional poker players are male. And although there are a few women who have made it to the professional level, the majority of women in this country are still stuck in the kitchen table collecting their tips and sitting at the poker table.
When I read some comments that women cannot or should not play poker in the same respect as men, my first thought was, “How dare you suggest that women are not as capable as men? You know what? You’re right!”
However, once I got over the amusement I had at the idea of women being able to play poker professionally, I started to think about the bigger picture, and it became apparent that such an announcment would not be made at all places. I think perhaps the reason that professional poker has become more popular is because of the increasing number of televised poker events. Television, in this writer’s opinion, is the greatest invention that has ever been invented.
After seeing nothing but stud poker halls in the daily news, networks had to find something else to balance out the oughts, and Texas holdem became a great place to start.bring television, plus celebrities, into the poker equation, and suddenly poker had become acceptable enough to the general population, and to the young and old alike.
As I talked to people on the street, I asked them if they would play poker if it was televised. There was a lot of pushback. I didn’t want to throw so much money away, especially since I still had $20 left from our last game. I played my cards well, but it seemed to be working against me, other than the free drinks.
I then started to look at the lottery. There had been a lot of media hype surrounding the invention of “online” lotteries, which are ones that are held online and not offline. Approaching the one I was working at more closely, I saw that it was fairly simple to make a website, and then enroll people to buy tickets online.
After I checked it out, it seemed very legitimate. It was just a matter of filling out the basic forms, which only involved logins and email addresses and then selecting the games you wanted to play. They had various options and I chose to play the $1,500 parlay. It was really easy to do.
Since I loved the online Vegas88, I asked around to see how others were doing. I found that there were about 15,000 people in the United States that were playing the parlay. Within a few minutes, I had several offers from different people. All of them were good offers, but I did not end up getting matched between all of my money.
I talked to a professional sports handicapper. After selling out my first 2 tickets using his service, I had lost quite a bit of money. After asking around for a while, it seemed like every one had a different sports service that you could buy. The closest thing to a constant offer were the people I had been speaking to, but they did not seem too excited about marketing.
Then I had a revelation. People were selling parlay tickets based entirely on the outcome of one game. They made the cases as non-existent as possible.
I thought long and hard about what they all had in common, aside from the fact that they were all people. They were all sellfy. They were all telling me the same thing, which was that they cannot guarantee a win. They also weren’t using any type of guarantee. They were selling the tickets based on my gut calls.
I grow tired of hearing so much199 percent nothing is fort heater. I am well within the over all of this. The only thing I can conclude after putting a lot of thought into it is that it is a lot more fun to be a Henchster than a Flop. Hey, I admit it, I do it too sometimes. Flop flopped. It is fun to see the other guy’s name and code when they lose.