Women Gamblers: Alice Poker, a Professional Poker Player
Women gamblers on the Internet and land-based halls? Why, yes. There are a number of them playing on various gaming halls.
You see, if men can gamble, women can be high-rolling, too!
All gender discriminations are now over. What men can do, women are also capable of doing.
Even in the world of gambling, women gamblers can also outlive men in the betting and winning positions.
Yes, it's true that long ago, gambling was seen to be a good form of entertainment made for men only. But, with the passing of years, women also followed in the craze, and were able to carve their own niche in the gambling world of fame and fortune just like Alice Poker.
But, who is Alice Poker? Well, Alice is a fashionable, educated, and well-respected lady in the gambling world who had a great interest in the game of poker. Poker was this lady's life, and Alice had become famous in the gambling world along with the men who were professional gamblers.
Born in England in 1851, Alice Poker's real name is Alice Ivers. Since Alice studied at a seminary for women while growing up, Alice grew up to be a smart and respected lady.
At twenty years of age, Alice married Frank Duffield who had a reputable job as a mining engineer. Frank was the one who introduced Alice to the exciting world of poker.
Instead of just attending to household chores or lazing around the home, Alice finds it more enjoyable to tag along with Frank to play this game on the gaming halls.
Alice's interest in the game grew, and, soon enough, Alice was also playing the game as well along with Frank. With a playing mantra that Alice usually use before making a bet, the couple soon earned a suitable amount of funds just from Alice's bets.
When the couple moved to Leadville, which was considered to be the largest mining town then, Frank died of explosion while working in the mines. Since Alice have never been used to working, Alice turned to gambling in order to make a living.
Alice was invited to out-of-town gaming halls, and was able to bag thousands of dollars in just one night.
Love came to Alice again. This lady gambler married W.G. Tubbs, who died afterwards after a bout with pneumonia.
Although there was a time in Alice's life that Alice abandoned gambling, there was no other choice left to earn a living when Tubbs died.
During Alice's lifetime, the winnings that this lady had garnered compared to other men and women gamblers that time amounted to 225,000 dollars during this lady's sixty years of poker gambling.
If those days during Alice's fame with poker, the women gamblers were just few, it's a bit different right now, especially since there are on-land halls and online gaming sites to choose from. With these things, and more and more players coming in each day, who knows who can be the next Alice Poker in the making?