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Bluff Acquires Woman Poker Player Magazine

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Bluff Media recently announced the purchase of the print component of Woman Poker Player magazine. Bluff will begin servicing subscribers of the defunct specialty magazine with issues of its own primary publication, Bluff Magazine.

In a statement from Bluff, it was noted that Bluff recognized that female players are one of the fastest growing segments of the poker community, and the acquisition will further strengthen Bluff as an industry leader.

Eric Morris, co-president and publisher of Bluff Media, said, “We’re very happy to accept Woman Poker Player’s readers into the Bluff community. As women are beginning to make up a larger percentage of the overall player base it’s important that our magazine properly reflects this and we feel that this move does just that.”

Former publisher of Woman Poker Player, Maryann Morrison, said in her official statement, “I am pleased that Bluff Media has agreed to continue servicing our subscribers. Bluff offers excellent poker education for all poker players, and is a valuable resource in the poker community.”

A further statement from Morrison, backed up by a personal e-mail to subscribers and contributors to the former magazine, emphasized the primary reason that the publication has been dormant, citing a specific contradiction within the poker community regarding ladies-only tournaments. Morrison indicated that it was never her intention to promote segregation in such a manner, and when it became evident that readers were looking to her and the publication for support of women’s only poker, she became conflicted as to the purpose of the magazine.

She noted in her official statement, “Woman Poker Player magazine was founded as a vehicle for the encouragement of women to play poker. At that time women were only representing about ten percent of live players, and this is no longer the case. We all know women are fierce poker players and have substantially grown in numbers over the past two years. It is not a progressive step for women to have segregation in poker since everyone can play on an equal basis.”

In her e-mail, she went into more depth. “I started out in 2003 trying to get rid of the ‘ole boys club’ mentality at the table. I feel that encouraging women to play in women’s only events and segregating poker is putting us right back to the ole boys club mentality, and maybe even in a stronger way than it was historically… So, one thing I have grappled with over the past year is why have a separate publication at all? Since strategy is not gender based for the most part, am I not being part of the problem of segregation by its existence? Some would say so, and that is enough.”

Morrison did clarify that this was not the only reason for ceasing publication of Woman Poker Player magazine. “My decision to no longer maintain the publication is in part to do with what is happening in women’s poker today, the rest of my decision of course has to do with the amount of work required to run the publication, its lack of funding, and I wanted to ensure the subscribers still had a poker publication to read.”

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