Women in Poker Hall of Fame Releases Its List of 2018 Nominees

April 5, 2018 by Natalie Whitehead

The Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) has formally announced this year's candidates for induction into its hallowed halls. There were originally 50 submissions made, but the committee cut it down to less than a dozen.

For this year, 11 women are going to be up for the honor of joining the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

There will be a voting panel that consists of the Hall of Fame committee, industry leaders, and media personnel. Their votes will determine who will be joining the 19 women who are already part of the Hall of Fame.

The votes will then be tallied and the winners will be announced in May. The formal induction ceremony will be held at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas on June 26.

2018 WiPHoF Induction Final 11 Candidates

Here is a brief look at the candidates and what they achieved for poker:

Hermance Blum

Blum has been working in the poker industry since 2008 and has been instrumental in the spread of poker in Europe. Since 2014, she has been General Manager of World Poker Tour (WPT) Europe, overseeing its partnerships and operations.

Mandy Glogow

Glogow is the supervising producer of the WPT television show. Her efforts ensure that both game strategies and player's personal stories are presented properly to the show's 140 million viewers.

Haley Hintze

Hintze has been writing about poker, both online and in print, for two decades. With thousands of articles under her belt, she is best known for investigating a couple of serious insider cheating scandals that ultimately led to the infamous Black Friday.

Angelica Hael

Hael has been working in the poker industry for years now. Her stint with PartyPoker allowed its Asian Poker Tour to the heights of success. Right now, she is the leader of WPT's Global Tour Management, which coordinates the tour's expansion into Africa, Asia, and South America.

Maria Ho

Ho is the fourth-ranking player on the Global Poker Index's female player list. She has also earned around $2.7 million in tournament earnings. Besides being a great player, she promotes poker as TV personality and poker commentator, being the first female to be hired for the position.

Karina Jett

Jett has been playing since 1997. She has earned more than half a million in her career and has reached the finals table of the $1,000 WSOP Ladies event four times.

Terry King

King has been playing professional poker since 1972, winning her first bracelet in 1978. She has been involved in the poker industry for years now and has served at several casinos and promotes the poker community continually.

Shirley Rosario

Rosario has been operating in the poker industry for more than 25 years and has both worked and played in it. As a player, she has earned more than $500,000 and has won a variety of events. She has also served as a pillar of the community, both as a consultant and a host.

Kara Scott

Scott has been working in the poker industry since 2005 as a broadcaster, host, media personality, and a poker player. She has played in a wide variety of events and has amassed more than $660,000 in tournament winnings. Besides being the ESPN's WSOP anchor, she has also hosted several poker awards shows along with writing articles.

Lupe Soto

Active since 1999, she created the first women's online poker forum back in 2002. She established the Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS Tour) in 2004 to help draw in more women into the game. She has expanded her efforts to seniors recently with the Senior Poker Tour. She is also responsible for founding the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2008.

Jennifer Tilly

Tilly is better-known as an actress, but her performance in the field of poker is incredible. Since her debut in 2005, she has earned around $992,501 in tournament winnings. She has written about poker regularly and is a regular at televised poker shows.

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