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.
The doors of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) open once again this summer to induct the class of 2018. Two new women will join the ranks of some of the most illustrious women in poker.
Send in your nominations by March 15th. Current WiPHoF members along with a poker media panel will cast the votes to determine which of the nominees get in, with the induction ceremony scheduled for June 26th at the Orleans Casino.
The list of nominees for the 2016 class of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame is in and I have been given the privilege of casting votes to determine who gets enshrined. Read on to understand why I’ve decided to cast all of my votes in favor of Victoria Coren Mitchell, who, in my opinion, is the most deserving of this year’s crop of candidates for induction.