Nevada Woman Wins Ladies World Series of Poker Event
A Nevada woman whose home game poker stakes have included doing the dishes and washing the car beat out more than eleven-hundred women to win a World Series of Poker event early this morning.
Henderson resident Mary Jones Meyer won more than 236-thousand dollars and her first World Series of Poker bracelet after a two-day marathon at the Rio hotel-casino.
The 56-year-old telephone company sales manager says she's keeping her job for now but is contemplating pursuing poker full-time.
This year's field of women is nearly double the 600-strong field that Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Tilly beat last year.
Tournament commissioner Jeffrey Pollack says Tilly helped popularize the sport among women. This year, Tilly was ousted early in the tournament and was not in the money.