From the floor of EPT Barcelona, PokerNews' Remko Rinkema nabs a few words with Team PokerStars’ own gold medalist Fatima Moreira de Melo who produces a pretty interesting take on why poker’s growth is slow going with the ladies.
Ladies are too dependent on their men.
Fatima breaks it down: If you were a housewife who had to choose between poker and a new pair of shoes, it’s tough to think that poker is going to win out (“first things first”). While she thinks that poker is the perfect pastime for the stay at home woman, she can see how it would be hard to justify to hard working hubby that she needs cash to lock down that deposit bonus.
While that may or may not be true, Fatima feels like poker could be a way to produce some financial independence for women and she even dishes out some advice for beginning players on what to do when you’re getting started.