WiPHoF Public Vote 2016


Thank you to all who took the time to vote for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame Candidates. We became aware of a flaw in the software which created a challenge of accuracy in votes.  Therefore, we have halted voting and are dedicated to providing a more secure and accurate system in the future.

We hope to see many of you at the history making event!

Women in Poker Hall of Fame Luncheon & Ceremony
Wednesday July 6th, 2016  11AM
Gold Coast Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Jennifer Tilly 2016

Jennifer-TillyJennifer Tilly – Poker Player

Actress Jennifer Tilly is known for her talents in the movies and for being one of the first Hollywood celebrities to be a winner in the world of competitive poker. She has been working in film and television since the early 1980s. Her first big splash in the movies came with a role in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” (1994), for which she earned an Oscar nomination. Since then, Jennifer Tilly has worked steadily in the movies, and has also established herself as a talented voice actor whose credits include TV’s “The Family Guy” (1999-2005) and the feature films “Stuart Little” (1999, starring Geena Davis) and “Monsters, Inc.” (2001, with Billy Crystal and John Goodman). In 2003 Tilly began participating in competitive poker tournaments, and in 2005 she won the World Series’ Ladies World Poker Championship and the World Poker Ladies Night III. She has cashed in numerous WSOP events and most recently came in 14th in the 6-Player $5k WSOP event in 2015.  She is an ambassador for poker where ever she goes.

Esther Rossi 2016

EstherRossiEsther Rossi – Poker Player
Esther has been on the poker scene for over 30 years. She has WSOP cashes in the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, being the youngest female player with that distinction. She also won a Super Bowl of Poker title against open competition and has made 6 WSOP final tables against both ladies and open players. Esther is considered to be one of the best female stud players ever. She exceeds $300,000 in tournament earnings. We look forward to the continued success of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame and the support of the poker industry.

Shirley Rosario 2016

Shirley Rosario is eliminated
Shirley Rosario is eliminated

Shirley Rosario – Poker Player / Industry Professional

Shirley is a poker player and former website owner. She has worked as a prop player and a commentator for the Bicycle Casino’s ‘Live at the Bike’ show, which featured ring game poker games broadcast live over the Internet. Shirley won the 2005 Legends of Poker Omaha Championship and placed second to Phil Hellmuth in 2003 at the L.A. Poker Classic Omaha Championship. She also placed first at the 2003 Grand Slam of Poker No Limit Hold ’em Shootout at the Hustler Casino and three HORSE events at the Commerce Casino in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Her latest win was the HORSE tournament at the Big Oktober series at the Bicycle Casino in 2015.  She also worked on the business side of poker. She owned and operated a poker information website, Poker-Babes.com, before selling it to PokerStars in 2010. She continues to be the face of the site and updates the blog occasionally. Rosario has been quoted as an expert on women in poker by The Times, the Associated Press and The New York Times. In 2004, she appeared in Poker for Dummies with Chris Moneymaker. To date, her total live tournament winnings exceed $400,000.

Mandy Glogow 2016

mandy glagowMandy Glogow – Industry Professional

While many in poker don’t realize this, Glogow is the main driver behind producing the episodes of WPT for FS1. In a world of televised poker where we have fantastic male producers who have gained notoriety in the past, Glogow quietly is the driving creative voice behind one of the most enduring brands in poker. Working her way up from segment producer when she first started in Season V to one of the lead producers of the show.  Glogow embodies all of the character traits in poker: a hard-working woman who does her job, does not seek attention, and lets her finished product speak for herself.  Moreover, to our knowledge there have been no women on the production side of poker that has reached the level of power and involvement of Supervising Producer of an internationally-aired television show. In her time at WPT, Glogow has been part of an effort to include a diverse group of women into the show, such as the creation of the anchor position once occupied by Kimberly Lansing and now filled by Lynn Gilmartin, incorporating the on-the-site female reporters like Amanda Leatherman and Jessica Welman into the production, because she felt their experiences alongside the tournament were more useful, than a sideline reporter simply coming in for the final table.

Victoria Coren Mitchell 2016

victoria corenVictoria Coren Mitchell – Poker Player
Victoria is the first (and so far only) two-time winner of the European Poker Tour. She has been playing poker since she was a teenager and has accrued official lifetime tournament winnings of over $2 million dollars. She became the 2006 European Poker Champion after winning the London EPT, and was the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour. In April 2014, she won the EPT San Remo and became the first double EPT champion.  She has also won a series of Celebrity Poker Club on Challenge TV, making her possibly the only person to win both a professional and a celebrity poker competition – and definitely the only person who has had to beat Phil Ivey to win one tournament and Roger de Courcey to win another. Victoria plays regular cash games at the Victoria Casino in London and tournaments on the international poker circuit, especially the EPT and the UK & Ireland Poker Tour.

Karina Jett 2016

karinajettKarina Jett – Poker Player / Industry Professional

Having grown up in Las Vegas, Karina has been in poker most of her life since her parents are avid poker players, and has been on the poker scene for over 21 years . She won the He Said, She Said – Poker After Dark VI and has multiple WSOP cashes in her career. Karina placed 2nd in the WSOP ladies event in 2011 and to date, her total live tournament winnings exceed $500,000. She is an advocate for women in poker and the industry as a whole.  Karina has been the celebrity host of Ante4Autism annual charity tournament since 2012 and has made several television appearances on Poker Night in America. She currently sits on the WiPHoF Board, and has been a board member since the inception.

Debbie Burkhead 2016


Debbie Burkhead

Debbie Burkhead – Poker Player / Industry Professional

Debbie has endured the test of time in the world of poker since 1995. Both as a tournament/cash player and an industry professional. She was the National Sales Director for Poker Player Newspaper, president of Poker Player Cruises and is currently with Ante Up Magazine. She also penned the column “Debbie Does Poker” in Poker Player. Debbie is an advocate of ladies events and serves on the Board of Directors of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

2012 Induction Ceremony

2012 Women in Poker Hall of Fame and USLPC

Such an amazing USLPC weekend with great poker, amazing ceremony and fun for everyone! If you missed the Women in Poker Hall of Fame Ceremony, then you need to plan to be there next time. It was fabulous and truly an event to remember in poker history!  Read about the event here, a blog from Nolan Dalla, Media Director for the World Series of Poker.

Special thanks to the sponsors for this fabulous weekend, Poker Stars.net, Golden Nugget Casino, Lord Griffon, Venetian Casino, Fun World Technologies, Shuffle Master, Winning Hand Design, OnNit.com, Zynga Bingo,  FaceUpGaming.com, Joy Colbentz, Lori Averett and LasVegasPokerSource.com.

Thank you all for your support!

2008 WiPHoF Tournament Celebration

Barbara Enright Wins Inaugural Women in Poker Hall of Fame Celebration Tournament! 

Enright was inducted, and then goes on to win the celebration tournament.

Las Vegas, NV February 5, 2008 — 2008 Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHOF)  Inductee Barbara Enright topped off the celebration of the Induction Ceremony and Luncheon held at Binion’s Las Vegas by winning the First Annual WiPHOF Celebration Poker Tournament.Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS Tour) founder Lupe Soto stated, “This is just a testament to the professional poker player Barbara truly is and why she was selected to the WiPHOF in the first place!” She added, “Poker players from every level of skill participated, but it doesn’t surprise me that one of our inductees won this event.”

Poker legends Barbara Enright, Susie Isaacs, Linda Johnson, and Marsha Waggoner were inducted into the new Women in Poker Hall of Fame on February 2, 2008, at Binion’s Casino in Las Vegas. World Poker Tour commentator Mike Sexton was the Master of Ceremony. Professional poker player and industry leader Jan Fisher served as Keynote Speaker.

Two hundred members of the new Women in Poker Hall of Fame gathered to witness this historical event.  Poker dignitaries like Russ Hamilton, Tom McEvoy, Nolan Dolla, Matt Savage, JJ Liu, Kathy Liebert, Donna Harris, Kathy Raymond, Freddy Deeb, Barry Shulman, Janis Sexton, Dave Lamb, Doug Dalton, Deborah Giardina, Phyllis Caro, Kelley O’Hara and many more were present in support of these incredible Inductees.