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Old 08-08-2015, 12:36 PM   #101
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Re: why don't more women play ONLINE poker?

The same reason more women don't sit around playing video games for hours on end - we have better **** to do.
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:54 PM   #102
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The same reason more women don't sit around playing video games for hours on end - we have better **** to do.
Most of the gamers are women. But as you can see from e-sports teams, they are men, and men put more time in gaming, and more so to more competitive gaming. There are many games that women play that are not so or at all competitive. Some article says 5% of WSOP players were women (and 10% of those who made money there were women).
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:58 PM   #103
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Re: why don't more women play ONLINE poker?

arn't women*


lol if most gamers were women. it would be a funny experience i think
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:06 PM   #104
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FWIW there are some weird cases of men dominating the top echelon of certain endeavors even though most of the participants are women. For example, a lot of the flute players in major US orchestras are men, even though women dominate the feeder system (US high school bands.) I haven't seen a good explanation for this.
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:57 AM   #105
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They do other things with their flutes.
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:53 PM   #106
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If Poker sites looked more FarmVille or FantasyPrincess or Cutey Cutey bear then more women's would be attracted to online poker.

Plus women ( I'm generalising) don't like losing. The 10% or so of women who are long time winners probably like poker. But then again who says that statistic is true. Imagine if 90 % of women were long time winners at the expense of men. So apart from certain IPs and cool sounding names being blessed by the RNGs then perhaps women in general are being chosen along with multi tablers and players who have mastered the plus EV mouse movements.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:03 PM   #107
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If Poker sites looked more FarmVille or FantasyPrincess or Cutey Cutey bear then more women's would be attracted to online poker.
Can you be any more of a condescending twit?

How about the simple fact that legal online poker is simply not available to a large number of poker-playing women.

The page layout is NOT what is keeping more women from playing.
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:36 PM   #108
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Can you be any more of a condescending twit?

How about the simple fact that legal online poker is simply not available to a large number of poker-playing women.

The page layout is NOT what is keeping more women from playing.
I don't understand what you are saying. Why would women be more affected by bad online options than men?
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:34 AM   #109
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I don't understand what you are saying. Why would women be more affected by bad online options than men?
It wouldn't.

She's right about the condescending twit part though. Aggressively skinning/branding your site towards the hyper-feminine would almost certainly put off as many as it'd attract. Women are not 12 years old (except the ones that literally are, I guess).

It could be argued that more casual branding similar to Farmville et al could do a lot to attract players, but this is irrespective of gender.

If you want an actual suggestion? Get rid of the chat box so idiots can't flip their **** every time someone with even a vaguely feminine name/avatar sits to ply.
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Old 04-10-2017, 05:18 AM   #110
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Because they do not believe in the honesty of casino and they are afraid of gambling. They have worst reaction than man...
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:34 PM   #111
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Because they do not believe in the honesty of casino and they are afraid of gambling. They have worst reaction than man...
LOL
I never tilt in the casino. I can control my emotions so well and even when I'm losing I'm still focused. I go through 17 hour sessions playing my A and B game. Online is so boring. MTTs are fine but online died several years ago. But I feel like life is going by me and I'm isolated with my laptop. No more online.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:59 PM   #112
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FWIW there are some weird cases of men dominating the top echelon of certain endeavors even though most of the participants are women. For example, a lot of the flute players in major US orchestras are men, even though women dominate the feeder system (US high school bands.) I haven't seen a good explanation for this.
I read that some orchestras switched to "blind auditions" for roles in the orchestra where they only heard the music, they didn't know anything about the person. Females ended up getting hired at a much higher proportion with these types of auditions.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:37 AM   #113
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I read that some orchestras switched to "blind auditions" for roles in the orchestra where they only heard the music, they didn't know anything about the person. Females ended up getting hired at a much higher proportion with these types of auditions.
I am also in favor of blind auditions. I have done quite a few audtions, some blind and some not.

Even so, I think that something else is going on. The number of male flute players in orchestras is crazy compared to the feeder system. When I was in a band in high school or college, ALL of the flute players were female. For even 10% of the players in major orchestras to be male would seem to be a statistical outlier.

An interesting story about blind auditions:

A long time ago (30 years maybe?) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra took all kinds of heat because only three of the musicians were black. There were demands that the orchestra should be more diverse and the DSO wound up having to hire more black musicians--even though all of the mostly white players had won their jobs through blind auditions.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:50 AM   #114
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Re: why don't more women play ONLINE poker?

"Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell covers this topic in some detail. As soon as the orchestra in question (Berlin? I don't recall) adopted blind auditions, their hiring practices changed. (It's been a long time since I read the book, so if details are off I apologize.)
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:49 AM   #115
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"Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell covers this topic in some detail. As soon as the orchestra in question (Berlin? I don't recall) adopted blind auditions, their hiring practices changed. (It's been a long time since I read the book, so if details are off I apologize.)
I'll have to check that book. Ir raises some interesting questions. How about this for a start:

Does outside scrutiny promote meritocracy or is white dominance in itself a problem that must be addressed? Maybe that's the real issue here.

Frankly, I don't care whether the musicians are 75% black, 75% white, or 50/50, I just care about the music. But if I was going to playing with those musicians, I would want only the best hired.

Would you want to be on a sports team (or a high school band) with a white, asian or black player? The answer is obvious--it doesn't matter as long as the kid can play. Why should a major orchestra be any different?

When my wife and I went to an agency to adopt two older children we had to fill out a questionaire about what kinds of children we would accept. One of the questions was about race. We marked "Any."

My sister adopted a baby. My wife and I adopted three biological brothers, ages 7, 8 and 9. What is the ethnic mix? It doesn't matter. My extended family is diverse, but what color I am, what color my wife and sister are, or what color our children are is completely unimportant. Skin color is no more important than the fact that my oldest granddaughter (just turned 10) is 5 foot two. It's just one thing about that person.
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