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Why Do More Men Play Poker than Women?
Some people think that poker is a game for men, but this isn't always the case. is a new casino and is seeing an increase in reducing the gender gap in the poker sector. The game still attracts a sizable number of women players. Nevertheless, there are more men playing poker than women. Here's a look at some of the reasons why this is the case.

One reason why more men play poker than women is that the game is still seen as being masculine. It's a game that's associated with casinos and gambling, and these are still largely male-dominated environments. This means that women can feel like they're not welcome or that they don't belong in these spaces.

Another reason for the gender gap is that poker can be a very aggressive and competitive game. It's not always easy for women to feel comfortable in these kinds of environments.
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Unfortunately, there are still some males that see this as a male-only zone - and women who join the tables (especially after a few alcoholic beverages have been consumed) can find themselves facing men that aren't in their best interests. Sleazy chat-up attempts, insults, and a plethora of socially unacceptable conduct must be dealt with.

Poker can be an expensive game to play, and this is another reason why more men tend to play than women. Men are more likely to have the disposable income that they can afford to lose without it affecting their lives too much. For women, who are still earning less than men on average, playing poker can be a risky proposition.

In fact, many of the world's most well-known female poker players, such as Vanessa Rousso and Liv Boeree, have addressed the problem numerous times — despite playing at the highest levels. This is almost certainly why women today prefer to avoid the game and try something new.

Is Online Poker the Answer?

Women sometimes feel like they need to be better than their male counterparts in order to play online poker, but that shouldn't stop them from playing. In fact, more women play poker online than at land-based tables. Even though the ratio is still tipped towards men, it's not as unfair as it once was. This means that there's something else holding women back from playing the game.

One of the main reasons why women don't play poker is that they don't feel like they're good enough. This is a self-perpetuating problem, as the more women that avoid playing, the less opportunity there is for them to get better and prove themselves wrong.

The solution, then, is simple: more women need to start playing poker. Only by increasing the number of women at the tables will the game become more welcoming and less intimidating. It's time for women to take their place at the poker table.

Do you think that more women should start playing poker? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below!
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