WSOP Academy plans first-ever ladies poker camp

More and more women are entering the professional poker world and taking on some of the world's biggest poker tournaments. Now they can also check out an exclusive, ladies-only poker camp being offered by the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Academy.

The two-day WSOP academy Ladies Event is scheduled for June 8-9 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Annie Duke, a WSOP bracelet winner, and Alex "The Insider" Outhred will be providing poker instruction. Joining them will be former FBI agent Joe Navarro, an expert in nonverbal behavior.

"Our ladies-only academy will offer a fun yet highly informative environment where players can learn first-hand from the best minds in poker and gain the confidence and skills they need to be a threat at the table,"said Jeff Goldenberg, whose company Post Oak Productions produces the WSOP Academy.

Goldberg added the camp will feature unique curriculum guided by Duke, arguably the best woman tournament player in the world, as well as Navarro's seminar focused on female-specific nonverbal behavior.

The WSOP Academy Ladies Event will provide participants with in-depth seminars, live hand demonstrations, interactive workshops and customized handbooks. They'll learn to be a well-rounded player and observer at the poker table.

The camp will provide women a place to hone their poker game as well as give them a chance to win their way into the $1,000 WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em tournament where they can try to win their own WSOP bracelet.

At the end of the camp session, the ladies will be able to participate in a tournament where the top 10 finishers will be awarded seats in the WSOP event.

Goldberg said the camp's tournament will be a great way for participants to put into action what they've learned in the camp, and perhaps encourage them to extend their stay in Las Vegas so they can compete in the "most prestigious poker tournament in the world."

The two-day event costs $1,699. For more information or to sign up, visit

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