Women in poker: Ladies primed to rock Vegas in 2010

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The anticipation of the World Series of Poker is just about too much to take.

I have my WSOP list of tournaments, the Caesars Palace tournament schedule, the Venetian DeepStack and more. There are so many choices and buy-in levels that for the poker enthusiast you could literally spend your days going from event to event.

With varying buy-in levels, women have an opportunity at any skill level to try all types of events. This year the High Heels Poker Tour has secured space at the Rio for the first hospitality suite dedicated to the women who play the game, own businesses in the poker market or offer services to women who play.

In Brasilia 5 such company will include: Lady Poker Sharks Forum, PMS PokerWear, Poker Jetsetter, Poker Gives, Las Vegas Poker Source, Quad Queens, Pink Ladies Poker Tour, Susie Isaacs, as well as many of our partnering casinos such as Gold Strike and Beau Rivage.
The suite will offer a live stream on June 9 to highlight these businesses as well as interviews with pros and amateurs. So all the ladies who are traveling to Vegas come by and see what’s new and exciting for women, as it has been said repeatedly this year: “This is the year of the women in poker.”

There are so many ladies events this summer starting with Binion’s then the Golden Nugget’s Grand Series, then the WSOP ladies event, the HHPT, culminating with the Venetian on June 30 (check cardroom schedules).

Now I’m reaching out to all ladies: Please send me your stories from the felt. I want to know what women are doing, saying or reacting to at the poker tables. I say three bracelets this year, what do you think? I’m always up for a good wager!

— Lauren Failla writes a monthly column for Ante Up, tracking the progress of women in poker. Email her at lauren@highheelspokertour.com.