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The inductee(s) have been announced. The hall of fame inductee(s) will be announced publicly after all votes are tabulated.

Nominations are now open for determining the 2018 Poker Hall of Fame inductees. Nominations will be accepted online and fans are encouraged to participate by submitting their nominee along with a brief explanation. All submissions will be tabulated and the top 10 nominations will be reviewed by the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council. The existing Poker Hall of Fame members and a blue ribbon media panel will then cast votes of the final list of nominees to determine the class of 2018. 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.

The main criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame are as follows:

  • A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
  • Played for high stakes
  • Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination
  • Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
  • Stood the test of time
  • Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
hall of famers


  • Barbara Enright
  • Barry Greenstein
  • Benny Binion
  • Berry Johnston
  • Bill Boyd
  • Billy Baxter
  • Bobby Baldwin
  • Brian "Sailor" Roberts
  • Carlos Mortensen
  • Crandell Addington
  • Dan Harrington
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • David "Chip" Reese
  • David Ulliott
  • Doyle Brunson
  • Duane "Dewey" Tomko
  • Edmond Hoyle
  • Eric Drache
  • Erik Seidel
  • Felton "Corky" McCorquodale
  • Fred "Sarge" Ferris
  • Henry Green
  • Henry Orenstein
  • Jack "Treetop" Straus
  • Jack Binion
  • Jack Keller
  • Jack McClelland
  • James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
  • Jennifer Harman
  • Joe Bernstein
  • John Juanda
  • Johnny Chan
  • Johnny Moss
  • Julius Oral "Little Man" Popwell
  • Linda Johnson
  • Lyle Berman
  • Mike Sexton
  • Murph Harrold
  • Nick "The Greek" Dandolos
  • Phil Hellmuth
  • Phil Ivey
  • Red Hodges
  • Red Winn
  • Roger Moore
  • Scotty Nguyen
  • Sid Wyman
  • Stu "The Kid" Ungar
  • T "Blondie" Forbes
  • T. J. Cloutier
  • Thomas Austin "Amarillo Slim" Preston
  • Todd Brunson
  • Tom Abdo
  • Tom McEvoy
  • Walter Clyde "Puggy" Pearson