Playing the Game
Author aims for success in life and in poker
By Sal DeFilippo
For most people, poker is just a game. You sit down, play, and when you leave, that’s where it ends. Not for Ellen Leikind. For the owner of www.pokerdivas.com and author of PokerWoman: How to Win at Love, Life, and Business using the Principles of Poker, that’s actually where it begins. Leikind, whose book is available at casino shops inside the Venetian, Excalibur, New York-New York and Hard Rock as well as Amazon.com, in town to play the Ladies No-Limit Hold ’Em Championship event, which begins Friday at the World Series of Poker. We talked with her about how poker is more than a game.