Attending the 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame ceremony was an honor and a privilege. Beyond the event’s beauty and pageantry, however, was an underlying message that the poker industry needs to take to heart.
It’s time for us all to stop lamenting that there aren’t more women in our game, and to step up and start doing something practical about it. Let’s start putting the time, effort, and resources into making “wishful thinking” a reality to create a second, sustained poker boom.
This is an exclusive interview with two poker legends, Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson and Women in Poker Hall of Famer Jan Fisher. Over the course of the interview, we discuss each of their storied careers, various business ventures, and the 25-year anniversary of their company, Card Player Cruises.
Whether you know them personally, have only heard about them and their stellar reputations secondhand from poker industry veterans, or this is your first exposure to the dynamic duo, I know that you’ll enjoy learning even more about them in this feature-length piece.
Ever wonder why there are so few women playing live poker? Poker fans would love to see the game boom again and there are tens of thousands of women who could make this happen, if only they’d summon the courage to step out into the live poker world. In this feature piece, poker’s leading ladies, including all-time women’s leading money winner Vanessa Selbst and Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson, united to speak openly about how they’d like to see women advance in the poker world. It is hoped that their voices will be heard far and wide via this article, which I humbly believe has the power to change poker’s status quo.
The Poker Hall of Fame is set to induct 2 new members, Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson. The Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog is here to fill you in on all the details.