Women-led organization Poker Powher will hold a Global Women’s Poker Tournament in collaboration with World College Poker. The event will take place on March 27, and will be hosted by PokerStars.net, a free-to-play social gaming site run by the world’s largest online poker operator PokerStars.
How to Enter
The upcoming tournament is absolutely free, meaning players don’t have to pay anything to take part. It is exclusive to female players who are at least 18 years of age, and are currently based in areas where PokerStas.net is available, such as the United States. The free-to-play tournament requires advance registration, and the deadline has been extended to March 26 at 12:00 noon EST.
Players need to sign up with PokerStars.net to join in on the action. You may download the app on its website and then proceed with the registration through the World College Poker landing page. After submitting your registration, you will then receive a confirmation email that contains further instructions.
What’s In Store for Players
Dubbed as a “first-of-its-kind” tournament, women all over the world who love poker are invited to participate for a chance to win cool prizes, which include a PokerStars trophy, a vacation package to Cancun, Mexico, private lessons with poker legend Jonathan Little and World College Poker’s head coach Alex Fitzgerald, and a ladies-only poker night organized by Poker Powher.
Poker Powher will also be bringing two of its prominent members to the event – female pros Melanie Weisner (Poker Powher Strategic Advisor), and Xuan Liu (Poker Powher instructor). Both will serve as commentators during the livestream which will be available on the World College Poker YouTube channel.
Weisner and Liu will also be joining in on the action themselves, and they’ll make for exciting targets as they will be carrying bounties on their head. Any player who eliminates either Weisner or Liu will take the bounty, regardless of the final results. Nine players will battle it out at the final table.
Prior to the tournament, Poker Powher and World College Poker will also host a poker 101 webinar to give players a leg up in the upcoming competition. The webinar will be available also on the World College Poker YouTube channel, conducted by Liu and poker player/journalist Amanda Botfield.
PokerStars, Poker Powher & WCP Support Women in Poker
Earlier this month, PokerStars launched a new female insights community called “Our Voices” which aims to engage women in poker-related discussions, as well as get their feedback on how to make the game more inclusive for all players.
The operator has been consistently showing its support for women by organizing ladies-only tournaments, trainings, and fun activities to hone their skills and make them comfortable playing the game, despite its male-dominated nature. And now, PokerStars is continuing its commitment to bringing more women into the game by partnering with like-minded organizations such as Poker Powher and World College Poker.
According to Rebecca McAdam Willetts, Associate Director of Consumer Engagement and Public Relations at PokerStars, the company is very passionate about empowering women in poker. She said female-focused tournaments are a good way to motivate and encourage women to get involved in the game, and they’re glad they are able to help.
Likewise, Poker Powher’s mission is all about teaching women to develop important life skills and transform them into “fearless” individuals through the game of poker. The organization helps women build their character by learning about discipline, strategy and risk assessment, among others, all of which are essential in achieving success in and outside of poker.
Poker Powher has been working with key partners such as World College Poker in achieving its goal. World College Poker maybe more focused on providing college-based poker education and tournaments to young players, but it is also passionate about attracting more female college players into the game. Poker Powher helps them with that by providing free poker lessons to women players via the World College Poker EDU website.