Veteran poker writer and VSO News journalist Haley Hintze has been nominated for induction into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.
The 2018 induction candidates for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame have been announced, with several deserving women selected to have their names placed on the voting ballot. Eleven women have been nominated this year, including veteran writer Haley Hintze.
Haley is a featured writer at VegasSlotsOnline.com and is a veteran when it comes to covering poker news. Haley has worked as a writer and editor in the industry for close on two decades, with several publications as well as online outlets. She is most well-known for uncovering two insider-cheating scandals within the online poker world a few years ago and continues to earn byline credits in the thousands by covering the tough news stories of poker in particular and gambling world in general.
Commenting on her recent nomination, Haley said: “I’m humbled and honored to be named as one of the finalists for possible enshrinement into WiPHoF’s ranks. Over my years in poker and my work for many different outlets, I’ve come to appreciate the need for an entity such as WiPHoF in a field where women, historically, have been so underrepresented.
“Many years back I caught a life-changing break to enter the business full-time, and since then I’ve been fortunate to be able to bring stories to the poker and gambling worlds, including here at VSO. Working in poker has been the proverbial rollercoaster ride, but it’s been a trip well worth making.”
Nomination and selection
Candidates nominated for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame are selected via public nominations. An election takes place every year to see new inductees added to the group. Only active members of the group as well as selected members of the media are allowed to vote.
Candidates are eligible for induction if they have been active in the game of poker as a player or are considered an industry leader with a minimum of 10 years of involvement prior to their nomination. The candidate must also be 35 years of age or older to be considered.
The individual must have contributed to the poker world in a significant manner, such as winning major poker events or gaining prominence based on their poker success. The Organization Committee and current members must approve the nominees before they are named as candidates.
Once the nomination process is complete, the list of names is sent to the Organization Committee for review. Nominations are then sent to the current Hall Members to be reviewed again. Finally, the submissions are used to choose eligible candidates based on the criteria of the WiPHOF, taking into account the individual’s integrity, character, record, and contributions to the game.
The 2018 induction ceremony is scheduled to take place on June 26 at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. Attendees at the ceremony will also enjoy a celebration luncheon.
Along with Haley, the following ten women are also being considered for induction into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame:
- Jennifer Tilly—won a WSOP bracelet during the Ladies event in 2005 and has continued to be a dominant force in the poker world, having won a WPT Ladies Night event and earned several other big finishes. She is also a well-known movie actress and has appeared on several poker television shows including the Premier League and NBC Heads Up Tournament
- Hermance Blum—currently works as the General Manager of the WPT Europe. Has worked with PokerStars in PR and Marketing roles as well as with PartyGaming
- Mandy Glogow—currently works as the show runner for the World Poker Tour, with the title of Supervising Producer
- Angelica Hael—leader of Global Tour management for the World Poker Tour and serves as Vice President of WPT Enterprises, Inc’s group of companies
- Maria Ho—poker player, television personality and host/commentator. Tenth place on the all-time money list for female poker players
- Karina Jett—began poker career in 1997, played the game professionally for decades.
- Terry King—won her first WSOP bracelet in 1978 and was the first woman to deal during the Main Event. Along with poker, Terry has worked as a floor person for the Bicycle Casino and continues to promote the game today as an admin within the poker community site RealGrinders
- Shirley Rosario—in the poker industry for over 25 years, Shirley has won several poker titles including the Cal State Poker Championship HORSE title in 2009 and 2010
- Kara Scott—a journalist and player of the game. She has held several roles within the industry including television personality, ambassador, poker player, commentator and more
- Lupe Soto—started in 1999 with the creation of the online poker group Victory Poker Players and created the first online poker forum for women known as Poker Chix. She is also responsible for creating the Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS Tour) in 2004