Wait, There is a Poker Hall Of Fame?

This was published 03-06-2009

Apparently there is, and it’s currently accepting nominations for the 2009 inductees.  This is a public forum, and you are able to not only choose which poker great you think should be inducted this year, but also you get to write 250 words as to WHY you think they deserve the honour.  This is the first time that the public will have a say in who gets inducted into the hall of fame.

The top ten nominees will be announced during the main event in July of this year.  (This begs the question, why are you writing 250 words as to why you think someone should be nominated but it’s vote volume that counts?)

Click to Vote (or you know…go to the website)

Also a Women in Poker Hall of Fame?

Yep! The Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman has declared June 5th “Women in Poker Hall of Fame Day,” in support of this year’s inductees: June Field, Jan Fisher, and Cyndy Violette into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

The career accomplishments of June Field, Jan Fisher, and Cyndy Violette, will be celebrated by the poker industry at the second annual Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) dinner and dance gala presented by High Society Spirits, sponsored by Rockwell Time, and hosted by Golden Nugget Casino on Friday, June 5th at 6PM in Las Vegas.

The Seven Sisters of Greek mythology will be the theme for the glamorous white linen gala. Guests will enjoy no-host cocktails, music, dinner, and have a unique opportunity to mingle with poker industry celebrities and players.

If you have a spare $75-80 in advance and $90 at the door, and happen to be in Las Vegas, this is a public event (link🙂 and will take place inside the Golden Nugget Casino’s Augusta/Pebble Beach ballroom.

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