The inaugural WPT Women’s Poker Summit took place on August 26 at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, and has been hailed by many as a success. We spoke with World Poker Tour’s Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael, who spearheaded the event, to hear what went down and get her thoughts on what actions the participants and greater poker community can take to increase women’s participation in poker.
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.
PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree often gets asked her opinion on women in poker.
In this second (and final) part of our exclusive interview with her from the 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona, Liv opens up on what it’s like to be a female professional poker player and offers suggestions on what else could be done to bring more women into the game.
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.