Women’s mind is slightly different from men’s. It just works in a bit different way, sometimes being more effective in solving certain problems. We know that women can play cards really well, and it is not only about poker. However, poker is one of the numerous proofs of that. Many female players have made a successful career in gambling. Here are the most interesting facts about women playing poker.
The average age of a female poker player is 35, while the average age of a male is 39. Nevertheless, it does not mean that women quit playing poker a couple of years earlier than men do. In fact, it has to do with the fact that the recent influx of young women into the realm of poker has been quite intense. More financial independence, more freedom in choosing a hobby, more social networking — and here is the trend: we see more and more young women starting to play poker. Indeed, the average age to start playing poker is 17 for women and 19 for men.
Interesting to observe: only 26% of men who play poker have a university degree, while for women this rate is 50%. Many young men we know as successful poker pros have quit their university studies in order to focus on poker. By contrast, women tend not to do so.
40% of male poker players have children, while the statistics about female players shows that only 24% of them do. Maybe for women, it is more difficult to concentrate on both kids and poker, as kids occupy a bigger portion of a woman’s mind if compared to men’s.
Interestingly, there is a big difference in live tournament winnings. An average male poker professional from the top 10 list has earned $13,2 million while for women this number is $3,2 million. Why? Because men are better at poker? Definitely not. The reason there can be that women are much less seen on live tournament grind. Besides, women do play online quite a lot, many of them under neutral nicknames, so you may not know your opponent’s gender — the latter circumstance adds some more intrigue to online poker.
Many men playing poker are professional models or actors. However, the number of female poker players who are models or actresses is impressive — the rate is equal to 36%. Can they use their attractiveness and beauty as an additional weapon in live poker? Who knows. Maybe they can. Some men would bluff and donk more than usual while playing against a woman. But the excuses like “I lost that hand because there was a gorgeous woman sitting in front of me, and she distracted my attention” are not acceptable in poker: if you can not concentrate on your cards, just don’t play.
All in all, we can say that regardless of gender, poker still remains one of the most involving games in the world, which definitely deserves the attention of those who are ready to spend their time and effort to achieve great results.