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Ladies Poker Power, the 1st Feminine Poker Tournament in Monte-Carlo

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The 1st Ladies Poker Power tournament was organized by the Casino de Monte-Carlo for the benefit of Fight Aids Monaco The Casino de Monte-Carlo this Saturday, January 14.

The Ladies Poker Power, the very first women's poker charity tournament, in which 20 women of Monaco, faced each other in a friendly way for the benefit of the association Fight Aids Monaco. The 10,000 euro reward offered by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer was donated to the Monegasque association founded by H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie.

The participants, mostly novices, discovered the unsuspected qualities that this game helps to develop. By showing through this event that gambling is entertainment with valuable assets, the Casino de Monte-Carlo has showcased the Grand Luxe of "responsible" gambling.

A first for the Casino de Monte-Carlo

This is the first time that a tournament is dedicated exclusively to women. An initiative of Rudy Tarditi, Director of the Monaco Casinos, supported by the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group, and inspired by the American Poker Power concept.

An unprecedented event to serve a dual purpose:. Make known this game still not very widespread among women, which allows to develop many qualities: art of negotiation, patience and discipline (knowing how to say stop), learning from mistakes, risk management, attention to others... so many valuable assets in professional and personal life. Raising funds for the Fight Aids Monaco association. Two objectives that give full meaning to the "Responsible Gaming" certification obtained by the Casino de Monte-Carlo since 2019, the gaming industry of the casino approach implemented so that gaming is above all a pleasure, a fulfilling entertainment.

A friendly tournament which brought together 20 "pioneers"

Coming from the Monegasque economic, political or associative world, 20 "pioneers" came together to discover, for the most part, this game and to make people discover it, to obtain funds to serve a noble cause. They took their time to train during two initiation sessions offered by the Casino de Monte-Carlo on December 10 and January 7. While the participants had a great time, they also met great people and sat down for the very first time at the gaming tables at the Casino de Monte-Carlo.

The tournament took place on January 14 in the Salle Medecin of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, historic setting for the most prestigious tournaments, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in a joyful atmosphere. It ended with an award ceremony and a cocktail in the presence of Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco, Stéphane Valeri, Administrator Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, Pascal Camia, Director of Casinos, Hotels & Restaurants Operations Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, Rudy Tarditi Director of the Casinos of Monaco, Hulya Biren, Special Advisor to the Deputy Chairman, Christine Barca, Secretary General of the association Fight Aids Monaco and Erin Lydon, President of Poker Power Chicago.

Ladies Poker Power honors and awards

Winner: Martine ElenaPrizepool of 10,000 euros donated to the association Fight Aids Monaco + Lunch at the Louis XV - Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo for 2 people.
Second finalist: Cécile Noguer
Lunch at the Pavyllon Monte-Carlo Yannick Alléno at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo for 2 people.
Third finalist: Valérie Bothy
Lunch at the Grill at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo for 2 people

The Ladies Poker Power was won by Martine Elena, who quoted on this occasion: "It started with a game and I got into the game. I spent an extraordinary afternoon in the presence of all of you and I am especially very happy to have contributed to the action of the association Fight Aids Monaco".

"I congratulate our champions who have been so involved in this event. I would like to thank them and the employees of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, because by giving life to this unprecedented event in Monaco, they all served a noble cause and highlighted the most beautiful aspects of the game: entertainment, personal development and great encounters", comments Rudy Tarditi, Director of Monaco Casinos. 

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