Women have come a long way from the shadows of patriarchy. With many restrictions in several fields, women had to fight (and are still fighting) to break the shackles and come out of this senseless prison of male-dominated societies. The gambling arena has been no different! While often women are considered just for the show in casinos, some women defied the odds and went on to run that show. Read on to know more about the women in gambling.
Pansy Ho, a billionaire businesswoman from Macau, is the queen of the gambling world. Daughter of Stanley Ho, Godfather and King of Gambling, Pansy has been into the world of gambling right from a very young age. Pansy has been into a career like acting and public relations industry. But she gained the limelight when she opened the grand MGM Macau along with her business partner US’s MGM Mirage. Although there are many controversies surrounding her, due to her father’s alleged ties to organised crimes, she still has maintained her entrepreneurial skills and handles her business like a pro. With a net worth of US$5.5 billion (according to Forbes, 2018), Pansy is now officially the richest woman of Hong Kong.
Dennis Coates along with her brother took up a very risky step of mortgaging a chain of their family-run business of betting shops. And all this to launch a betting start-up online at Stoke-on-Trent! Now that’s what we call a gambling of another level! And guess what? The duo was fortunate enough that it worked out for them. This startup is now a multi-billion pound gambling company called as bet365. In the year 2017 alone, the company made revenue of massive £525 million out of which Dennis got her paycheck of whopping £199 million.
Vanessa is the only woman in the world to obtain the ranking of number one on the Global Poker Index. She is hands down the best woman Poker player right now across the globe. She proudly won 3 bracelets at the World Series of Poker and is the only poker player from America to have won two Mains Title events at North American Poker Tour.
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Author: Alexandra Buckle
Posted On: 11/12/2018