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Nominees for Women in Poker Hall of Fame Announced

The candidates for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) have been announced, and for the first time the public has been invited to join the voting process. The seven strong candidates are: Debbie Burkhead: Involved with poker since 1995 – both as a player and an industry professional. …

Leo Margets No Longer a Team PokerStars Pro

Spanish pro Leo Margets has announced on Twitter that she is parting ways with PokerStars to pursue other projects and new adventures: Nuevo año, nuevas aventuras! Se acabó una etapa con Stars y empieza otra con proyectos muy apetecibles. Ganas de exprimir el 2016! — Leo Margets (@LeoMargets) January 2, …

Justin Bonomo Speaks Up About Sexism in Poker

The discussion about sexism in poker continues to grow after Cate Hall – among others – came out and talked about the misogynist culture women face, when we sit down at a poker table. Melissa Burr and Vanessa Selbst have criticized Daniel Negreanu and Alex Dreyfus for excluding women, when …

Yaxi Zhu New Team PokerStars Pro

Yesterday is was announced that Taiwan’s Chen-An Lin and China’s Yaxi Zhu have become the newest members of Team PokerStars Pro. With the addition of the two Asian players PokerStars continues its focus on the fast growing Asian poker market. Zhu is the third female poker player from Asia to …

Opinion: Cate Hall on Poker’s Woman Problem

Several weeks ago, before abandoning productive life for the glorious summer camp known as the World Series of Poker, I began writing an article about the phenomenon of sexism in the poker community. At the time, I simply assumed it would be uncontroversial to start from the premise that sexism …

E-Tay Donates 1% of WSOP Winnings to PokerWomenNews

As PokerWomenNews at the moment has no sponsorship deals or advertisement contracts every donation to the site counts. Before the 2015 World Series of Poker kicked off, poker pro Esther Taylor-Brady (aka E-Tay) generously promised to donate 1% of her earnings this summer to PokerWomenNews. In April 2015 she wrote …