Poker Hall of Fame Voting Open

Poker Hall of Fame Voting Open

Thursday, 2 July 2015

The annual round of voting for the WSOP's Poker Hall of Fame is now officially open. Posted on the WSOP's online site, the ballot gives poker fans the chance to suggest a player they think is worthy of a place alongside some of the game's greats.

Back in 2014, the community, in conjunction with an expert panel of judges, inducted Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland into the Hall of Fame. For Negreanu it was the first time he'd been eligible for a place in the voting and was unanimously voted in for both his achievements at the felt and his contribution to the industry as a whole.

This year the WSOP will be inducting one or two members to the Hall of Fame and all fans have to do is register their details on, suggest the player they want to see in the voting and then give a reason why.

As with all nominations, there are few rules the voting public need to follow when deciding who to nominate and they include:

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

The ballot for the 2015 Poker Hall of Fame nominations closes on August 15 and the official inductees will then be unveiled to the public in a special ceremony in Las Vegas in November.

Tags: Poker Hall of Fame, WSOP 2015, World Series of Poker