LAS VEGAS (June 6, 2022) – With the 53rd annual World Series of Poker® (WSOP®) underway, nominations for the 2022 Poker Hall of Fame are officially open. Poker fanatics are encouraged to submit their nominee of choice, alongside a brief explanation describing why their nominee should be chosen for the honor, online now through Sunday, June 19. All submissions will be tabulated and ten finalists will be considered by 32 living members of the Hall of Fame to determine this year’s inductee to the Hall.
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS NOW!
Brian "Sailor" Roberts
Duane "Dewey" Tomko
Stu "The Kid" Ungar
Julius Oral "Little Man" Popwell
Thomas Austin "Amarillo Slim" Preston
David "Chip" Reese
Fred "Sarge" Ferris
Jack "Treetop" Straus
Walter Clyde "Puggy" Pearson
T "Blondie" Forbes
Nick "The Greek" Dandolos
James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
Felton "Corky" McCorquodale
The Poker Hall of Fame criteria is as follows:
• Must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
• Be a minimum of 40-years-old at time of nomination
• Played for high stakes, consistently well and stood the test of time
• For non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results
The 2022 inductee will be announced for the very first time on the iconic Las Vegas Strip at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas on Sunday, July 10, and will join the likes of poker legends including 2021 inductee – Eli Elezra.
“We are excited to add a new member to poker’s most exclusive fraternity,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of WSOP. “The Poker Hall of Fame provides a chance for icons to become idols and we appreciate the poker community’s input in nominating a worthy list to present to its voting members.”
Those enshrined in the Poker Hall of Fame include:
For more information on the Poker Hall of Fame, visit http://www.wsop.com/pokerhalloffame/
About The Poker Hall of Fame:
The Poker Hall of Fame, established in 1979, was acquired by Harrah’s Entertainment along with the World Series of Poker in 2004. Though the Hall of Fame is virtual in nature, its membership includes poker's most influential players and other important contributors to the game. There are now 32 living members, and 59 members have been bestowed the honor of Poker Hall of Famer. The Poker Hall of Fame traditionally elects one or two members annually. The enshrinement ceremony is now held in concert with the final table of the Main Event of the WSOP, held in Las Vegas.