Unfortunately there is only so much you can do in a bathroom and if you count the men’s room at almost any nightclub in the free world after 11pm in our survey, the men/women ratio is still about 50/50; so that leaves the card room as the last remaining playroom “for the boys”.
Just when you though it was safe…WHAM
Women have jumped right into the poker craze that is sweeping the Internet. In fact, Victoria’s Poker (www.victoriaspoker.com) was designed with that trend in mind. The site is purpose designed to get men and women playing in an environment where they both feel comfortable at the same table.
The Madame behind this vision is none other than Victoria herself and her falcon-focused vision of the future is a game that recreates the loyalty and comradery of a good basement poker night. However, with men and women playing together, Victoria thinks that the chemistry can often develop into more than the usual load of bluff.
“Poker is a fabulously provocative game, not in a trashy sort of way, but the tensions that arise between the players have some of the same fantastic characteristics as old-fashioned courtship. There is a tension, almost and uneasiness as the players get to feel each other out. Good players know that they want to appear keen, but not desperate, needy, but not helpless. I can’t think of another game that brings people together and holds them in suspense for as long. It’s pure romance in my book.”
Victoria’s Poker offers, Texan Hold ‘em, Ohama Hi/Lo, 7 card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, Double Flop Hold ‘em, Big River and a unique Chinese Pai Gow variation (where the player acts as the bank in a non-traditional game of Pai Gow). With the site’s realistic graphics and massive action, Victoria has proven the truly universal appeal of online poker. There is always a slow-paced, low stakes game available to allow new players to earn their stripes, but when you feel ready to graduate to big-pot play, a cornucopia of opportunities awaits.
Most women gamblers considered poker a foreign language just ten years ago, but online poker has brought the game within the grasp of the very capable and well-manicured hands. Supporting that notion are Laura Van Vleet and G.L. Norris, poker buddies and co-authors of the new book Playing With The Big Boys. They share the view that poker games are not intrinsically “female friendly”, yet within the game lies the potential for male/female interaction. Playing With The Big Boys unlocks the poker mystery in a language appealing to women and easily understood by the novice. In line with Victoria’s philosophy, this poker guide is uniquely written to help women develop the poker proficiency necessary to toss their chips into the center of the Big Boys game.
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