WiPHoF Candidates are selected through public nominations.
Rules for Election – Women in Poker Hall of Fame (Revised and Ratified July 2016)
a) A candidate must have been active as a player or industry leader for a minimum of 10 years prior to nomination and 35 yrs of age or older.
b) Player/industry leader must have contributed to the world of poker in some significant way. For example, a candidate may qualify by either winning major poker tournaments, or by making significant contributions to the industry of poker.
c) Player/industry leader candidate must be a proponent of women in poker- i.e.: refrain from publically criticizing women’s tournaments.
d) All nominees must be approved by a committee of the Board of Directors.
b) After the public nomination process ends, the list will be forwarded to the WiPHOF Board of Directors for review. From the submissions, eligible candidates are selected based upon the candidate’s record, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the world of poker.
c) The eligible candidates are then contacted to request acceptance of the nomination prior to being placed on the ballot.
d) Once the ballot is prepared, it is voted upon by the WiPHoF Board of Directors, then announced to the public and voted on by the current members of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame, and selected media members. Each voting member receives 10 votes. Votes may be cast however the voting panel chooses. (Example: A voter may cast all ten of their votes on one candidate, or spread their 10 votes over several of the candidates.)