888 sponsor Women in Poker Hall of Fame; Soto forms Women's Poker Association – CalvinAyre.com

888Poker will be the primary sponsor of the 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame ceremony in Las Vegas this summer, and nominee Lupe Soto launches the Women’s Poker Association.

There has been an added drive from poker rooms to recognise the struggle that female poker players have in the game. Maybe the interest is an inevitable aftershock of the #MeToo campaign? Whatever it is, it’s long overdue.

The most recent noise comes from 888Poker.

The online poker room that specialises in partnering with much loved and respected poker brands has added another arrow to its quiver by announcing plans to sponsor the 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHOF).

Born in 2008, the WiPHOF serves to honour the female presence in the game, and also to contribute to philanthropic causes that also benefit the community. For example, PokerGives is an essential ally of the WiPHOF.

The 888Poker sigel will fly over the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas Tuesday, June 26 between 11 am and 2 pm where a select band of personnel will enshrine two people into the WiPHOF from a substantial list of 11 nominees.

1. Hermance Blum

2. Mandy Glogow

3. Angelica Hael

4. Haley Hintze

5. Maria Ho

6. Karina Jett

7. Terry King

8. Shirley Rosario

9. Kara Scott

10. Lupe Soto

11. Jennifer Tilly

888Poker Doing Their Part For Women in Poker

888Poker has four female ambassadors in their fold including WiPHOF nominee Kara Scott (Sofia Lovgren, Vivian Saliba and Natalie Hof join her). There are also Ladies Events at every 888Live stop.

Speaking to 888Poker about her nomination, Scott paid tribute to the founders of the WiPHOF as pioneers who have made the game more accessible for the newer generation of female players.

“I have been lucky to meet some truly extraordinary women

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