GGPoker has confirmed that it will hold a ladies-only event in September of 2022, with gender verification confirmed via official ID, in order to participate. GG’s FLIPPoker Ladies Championship, a ladies-themed event in April offered as part of poker’s International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration, ended up being open to all players, regardless of gender, following an intended controversy.
GGPoker did not have a system in place to track or verify the gender of its players at the time, but that has been addressed in recent months. Since the September 10 tourney is the online counterpart to the live Ladies Championship in Las Vegas, fixing the gap was necessary to protect the continuity of the event.
The framework is already in place to ensure that the event lives up to its name, according to a statement from GGPoker. These points are included in the framework.
Paul Burke, GGPoker’s Head of Public Relations said, “GGPoker is delighted to run a WSOP Online Ladies event, and we will work diligently to ensure the integrity of this tournament.” Engagement with different communities of poker players has always been important to us and we hope to continue to move in the right direction into the future!
GGPoker might not have the ability to automatically check a player’s gender during registration. On both days of the Ladies tourney, the manual vetting by GG staff will take place. disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees will be imposed as seldom as possible, so expect plenty of warnings aimed at would-be male entrants who seek to register.
In the aftermath of April’s FLIP Championship fiasco, at least a few women contacted GGPoker directly due to the chance that male players may discover a method to attend what is intended as a ladies-only event. GGPoker has responded to inquiries with confirmation that the September 10 tournament will be ladies-only, since the schedule for the series was announced last week. Confirmations such as this have made their way onto social media.
GGPoker has confirmed that its upcoming online ladies championship will be a ladies only event with gender verification confirmed via official ID in order to participate. GGPoker’s FLIP Ladies Championship, a ladies-themed event in April, ended up being open to all players, regardless of gender, following an intended controversy.