A total of 11 names have already been shortlisted and the wait just began. Who amongst these 11 will make it to the Women in Poker Hall of Fame 2018? Well, answer to this has to wait for a month. Ever since its inception in 2008, 19 female poker legends have made it to the coveted hall of fame. The final names shall be revealed by the WiPHoF committee. The 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame Celebration Induction Ceremony & Luncheon will take place at the Orleans Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, June 26 at 11:00 am. This ceremony is open to public and is ticketed at USD $55/person.

The Women in Poker Hall of Fame committee consists of a voting panel, comprising several industry legends and media personnel. Each voting member has ten votes to distribute amongst the candidates, they deem fit. The voting shall remain open until midnight April 15 for members to cast their votes. All votes will be counted and tallied upon completion of voting, and results will be declared in May.

The Famous 11

Hermance Blum– Joined PokerStars in 2008 as a PR and Marketing personnel. She Worked for PartyGaming in June 2010. Got associated with WPT in 2011. Blum oversees contractual partnerships with WPT casinos and sponsors.

Mandy Glogow– An avid poker player, joined the WPT television show production team in 2005, and gradually moved up the ladder to become the show’s Supervising Producer.

Angelica Hael– Started off with the Aussie Millions at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2010, Hael has led Global Tour Management for the WPT, making a huge contribution towards WPT’s international expansion to Asia, Africa, and South America.

Haley Hintze– A seasoned writer with exceptional expertise in covering poker for both, online and print media, for almost two decades. She is best known for her investigative reporting surrounding poker’s infamous Black Friday.

Maria Ho– An established poker player having $2.7 million in tournament earnings, ranks 4th on the GPI female players list. The first female to be hired as a strategic commentator for a poker television broadcast. She was part of the WSOP Main Event broadcast team on ESPN in 2017, and now co-hosts WPT’s King of the Club on Fox Sports Net.

Karina Jett– A professional poker player with half a million in tournament earnings till date. She appeared in the London Open where with husband Chip Jett, became the first couple to final table a major poker tournament together.

Terry King– After playing poker professionally from age 18 to 21, Terry King switched gears to become a poker dealer, tournament director, and floor person. She won the WSOP bracelet in 1978 and became one of the first women to deal the Main Event. Recently, she helped open Hollywood Casino Park.

Shirley Rosario– She has been active in the poker circuit for more than two decades, and has established a niche for herself. She won the Cal State Poker Championship HORSE titles back-to-back in 2009 and 2010. She served as a consultant for PokerStars.

Kara Scott– Having worked in poker and gaming since 2005, Kara Scott has donned many roles. From broadcaster, commentator, and ambassador to a poker player, she is widely published as a poker celebrity. She has played in televised events including EPT, WPT, High Stakes Poker, WSOPE, and SHRB, gathering fame and rewards galore.

Lupe Soto– A visionary entrepreneur that she is, laid the foundation of first online poker forum for women, Poker Chix, in 2002, followed by Ladies International Poker Series in 2004, and later Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2008.

Jennifer Tilly– A well-known actress, entered the poker scene in 2005, bagging the $1000 WSOP Ladies event. Apart from grabbing massive wins, Tilly also authored blogs for Bluff magazine for 10 years. She makes appearances on Poker Night in America and Poker After Dark Cash Game.

The WiPHoF committee will have a tough run choosing the best of the lot, but keeping fingers crossed, hoping the Best Woman May Win.

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