In the Oct. 21 issue of Card Player magazine (shown above), I saw this headline:
"Man Wins Ladies Event at Borgata Poker Open"
Huh? The article went on to say:
Most states have banned casinos from applying sex-based discrimination in their poker tournaments, but a polite request not to enter is usually honored by male cardroom patrons.
Abraham Korotki of Las Vegas NV decided to enter anyway. There were objections and dirty looks, but officials couldn't do anything. First prize was $20,982.
Nicole Rowe was second and won $11,889. She has breast cancer, is facing a double mastectomy, and was disappointed with her finish. She plans to donate $500 of her winnings to breast cancer research, and apply the rest to help cover her expenses while recovering from surgery.
"It doesn't matter," Rowe said. "It was 16 hours of being cancer-free, a diversion from my reality."
You can see all the results from this event if you click here.
You can see Rowe's photo here. She's way too young to have cancer, not that any age is a good age.
Just a thought: What about Senior Events? Couldn't a younger person enter and claim age discrimination if they turned him or her away?