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Women upset in Ladies Event with Topless Male Dealers at BOM Poker Festival

Tags: Battle of Malta, Daiva Byrne, Dara OKearney, Malta, poker dealer, strip poker.
Posted on 22 October 2019 by "T".

The female participants in the Ladies Event at the Battle of Malta poker festival were in for a weird and awkward surprise when they sat down to play cards on Sunday night.

Based from social media posts, the €110 NLHE Ladies Event at Casino Malta appeared more like a strip poker game, as all of the all-male dealers at the tables were shirtless.

While some thought the sight to be quite amusing yet very distracting, most of the women felt upset by the organizers' decision and felt it was humiliating for everyone involved.

A total of 92 women played in the said event. One of them was a poker player named Daiva Byrne, an advocate for women in poker who also represents Betsson Poker, shared her piece in her Twitter page, causing quite a stir in the poker community.

 

 

Irish poker pro Dara O'Kearney said one of the dealers declined to strip down and so was booted out of the Ladies Event.

It turns out that the dealers were offered an extra €100 as they work in the event, which included €50 for dancing on stage before the tournament, and €50 for being shirtless.

After women voiced their complaints, the dealers returned from the tournament's first break wearing shirts, and a few female dealers were added to the tables. The tournament was not initially advertised as a topless event.

A male dealer who asked to remain anonymous aired his distaste for the way he and his co-workers were placed in an uncomfortable predicament by the tournament organizers, "I think it's disgusting how with one hour's notice they want us male dealers to deal the ladies event with no tops on! It's degrading for men! In an era of social media and live streaming via mobile phones, it's borderline prostitution as dealers who would be enticed would earn €50 more than everyone else."

In the end, the tournament organizers issued an apology statement, and announced that they will donate all of the Ladies Event fees to charity, and also placed a huge €25,000 guarantee on the next year's event.

The statement read, "After careful reflection, we would like to apologize wholeheartedly for any offence caused during this year's ladies event. Our intention at the Battle Of Malta is to create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for everyone at all times during the festival. We respect all our players and staff and certainly had no intention of upsetting anyone, or making anyone feel uncomfortable. We sincerely apologize if this was the case at any time. We take great pride in our events and are fully committed to our inclusivity policy. As a gesture of appreciation for everyone who took part in the event, we are donating all registration fees from the ladies event to our nominated charity - Pink October Malta. We are very determined to grow the ladies event at Battle Of Malta, and we are happy to announce that next year's ladies event will have a guaranteed prize pool of €25,000. We really look forward to seeing you all at the Battle Of Malta 2020."

This lapse in judgment by the BOM organizers put to light an often overlooked poker issue, that is, the protection of dealers' rights. This will also give gambling operators more insight as to how to carefully promote and execute ladies events as well as how to make poker tournaments more attractive for women, without having to resort to stripping men off their clothes.

The Battle of Malta ends this Tuesday, October 22, with the Main Event final table.

Source:
https://www.pokernews.com/news/2019/10/battle-of-malta-under-fire-topless-male-dealers-ladies-event-35724.htm?itm_content=pn-hp-hero-1
https://battleofmalta.com/2019/10/21/bom-2019-ladies-event/

 


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16 comments for "Women upset in Ladies Event with Topless Male Dealers at BOM Poker Festival"

 dule-vu22/10/2019 12:00:28 GMT
Well this was not good situation fro this dealers!for 50 e more,they need to do something that they probably dont want!as we see,one of them didint want to do this and he was removed!but its good that women didnt want to have this dealers and that everything was changed!
 Nightkid22/10/2019 12:38:54 GMT
well it is true this is not seen every day hahaha but well at least the women had to enjoy seeing men so I just hope that at least it was nice the view hahaha for the next one if something is done like that I would like to go by the way you go to play you enjoy the good view haha although layers distract you more than you enjoy playing hahaha Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
 levi981222/10/2019 13:05:44 GMT
hahaahah omg, who organises such kind of thing? xd
 CALICUL25/10/2019 11:22:31 GMT
This thing is not correct and has no fair play because all 92 women poker players, they should have been asked whether it is okay to accept this or not. It's like you going to the restaurant and the waiter forces you to eat something which you don't like.
 Nightkid25/10/2019 13:29:53 GMT
and if it is true, it is true but if you went to play, I suppose at least something informed they should have been before putting to play ... I wish in my city they would do something like that one day but that is girls because lazy I do not want to see sticks Hahaha Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
 Sorin88825/10/2019 14:32:33 GMT
Male dealers who were scheduled to deal the tournament were offered an additional €50 to do so shirtless. The professional dealers getting paid a set hourly wage while dealing tournaments found themselves in a predicament given the cash incentive.
A twist in a working day
 Calmplay25/10/2019 18:36:52 GMT
Big LOL Big Smile well if I was a woman and was in that tournament, I would be very upset too as most of those dealers were not that hot and if they wanted to have a game with topless male dealers at least choose hot ones with nice body look.
 bowie198425/10/2019 22:54:07 GMT
Posted by Calmplay:
Big LOL Big Smile well if I was a woman and was in that tournament, I would be very upset too as most of those dealers were not that hot and if they wanted to have a game with topless male dealers at least choose hot ones with nice body look.

Yeah, I mean I don't want to sound sexist but if they would look like male strippers with large sixpacks then it would have been probably less outrage about it.
But yeah, no woman wants to look at half naked mid-aged man dealing cards IMO...
 CALICUL27/10/2019 09:56:08 GMT
These ideas are not accepted by women, but if the situation was the opposite and the male players would have had almost naked women, i think they accepted this. I hope in the future, there is no casino in Asia or Africa, that can offer you more... than is offered so far at BOM Poker Festival.
 RoninHarper27/10/2019 10:33:27 GMT
OMG snowflake get over it.
some of us have real problem in this world.
Be happy you do NOT have Justine Trudeau leading your country like I do here in Canada.
Yes I call the PM Justine on purpose. if it is going to act like an it snowflake i'm going to gall it Justine.

I do however think forcing the players at a poker event to look at ugly, homely, topless male dealers is wrong! regardless or whether or not it is an all women's event or a co-ed event.
 Tony_MON7ANA27/10/2019 20:28:06 GMT
I wonder how much these bare-breasted male dealers got paid for posing.
 CALICUL28/10/2019 09:30:51 GMT
I think, from my point of view, that these dealers were employed from different casinos and i do not think they received as much money as the strippers. They received as much as they were satisfied, of course and i'm sure that they would repeat this, if they were called elsewhere.
 dule-vu28/10/2019 11:25:05 GMT
they had two problems with this kind of tournament!first they didnt told to any of this players that mens will be without shirts and that this is tournament like that,maybe lot of them wouldnt even start playing if they knewt!
and second problem is that dealers who didnt want to do that,even they offer 50 e more,they didnt allow them to deal and they changed them for another dealer!
 bowie198428/10/2019 17:03:58 GMT
Posted by RoninHarper:
some of us have real problem in this world.
Be happy you do NOT have Justine Trudeau leading your country like I do here in Canada.
Yes I call the PM Justine on purpose. if it is going to act like an it snowflake i'm going to gall it Justine.

Dude, you act like Canada is like some backward third world place, and you have it rough with your politicians.
You could have much-much worse tickets on the prime minister lottery - just take a good look at my country.
 dule-vu29/10/2019 11:44:36 GMT
even from your country,there is always some country that have worse prime minister then you,but that is something that you cant affect at this moment!
this is not same as for this subject,but also this people decided for this tournament,even they didnt asked any of this womens,so this how politicians also make choices!
 CALICUL01/11/2019 16:46:14 GMT
I think the idea was taken from western films where the girls in the casino were more naked and they probably tried to do something with more naked men, and to see what reactions women will have and to know if it will catch the public with that.

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