Phyllis Caro


Phyllis Caro

Phyllis Caro

Phyllis Caro РClass of 2011

Born on June 17, 1947, Phyllis graduated from Hunter College in 1969. Ten years later, she ventured into the poker realm when she worked as a dealer at the El Cortez Casino in Las Vegas. That led to stints dealing in other card rooms, eventually leading to a chance meeting with her future husband at the Golden Nugget.

From 1984 to 1995, Phyllis worked alongside her husband at the Bicycle Casino in California, serving in a number of different poker capacities. She eventually parted ways, and in July of 1995, Phyllis became Director of Poker Operations at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, California, a position she still holds today. The success of that 60-table room over the past 16 years has been attributed to Phyllis’ intense dedication and knowledge of poker.

Phyllis Caro may only have a few notable cashes to her name, but her contributions to the game on the industry side definitely earned her a spot in the WiPHOF.