Public Get First Chance to Vote for WSOP Hall of Fame Inductees

Nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame begin today and for the first time ever the public will be able to participate in the nomination process. Poker fans have from now until July 2nd to nominate a poker player for the list of possible inductees to the Hall of Fame.

Poker fans can visit the World Series of Poker website and vote for their favorite player. A submission can be made for one player and up to two hundred and fifty words can be used by the nominator to explain why they believe that player deserves to be in the Poker Hall of Fame.

Nominators do need to remember that there are certain criteria that must be reached before a player can be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The player must have played poker against acknowledge top competition, have stood the test of time and still have the ability to gain the respect of their peers. The player must also have played for high stakes.

Poker players are not the only nominations that can be made to be inducted. People who have contributed to the growth and success of poker with “indelible positive and lasting results” can also be nominated.

After the nominations have closed the committee of the Hall of Fame will review the nominations made by the public and decide if any others in the poker industry should be listed for possible induction. This will occur in August.

In September the final list of nominees will be sent to the sixteen living current members of the Hall of Fame. Those members will then rank the nominees in the order they believe they should be listed and only those who they believe should be inducted.

A small group of media members will also be sent a list to rank the finalists for induction. The Hall of Fame will then receive the list and create the final list. A nominee must earn at least 75% or more of the votes to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place during the final table at the WSOP Main Event in November.












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