Man enters women's poker tournament and wins the entire thing thanks to anti-discrimination law

Florida man wins women's poker tournament: 'Insanity'

A male poker player has triggered a debate after he entered a women's match - and won the whole thing.

Dave Hughes, 70, entered the Texas Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker’s Ladies event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood and won the $5,555 (£4,419) kitty despite not being a woman at all.

This happened because Florida casinos are prohibited from banning men from entering women’s tournaments thanks to the state's anti-discrimination laws.

Despite these laws, of the 83 players who signed up to the tournament, Hughes was the only male to enter.

And when he won, people were pretty peeved.

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Professional player Ebony Kenney wrote:

Professional poker player Charlie Carrel added:

Believe it or not, stuff like this has happened before.

According to the New York Post, former World Series of Poker champion Abraham Korotki entered the women's-only tournament and took home the pot of $20,982, beating all the women he was competing with.

We just wonder if the irritated women playing with Hughes managed to maintain their poker faces?

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