The idea to create a kind of elite poker club emerged in 1979 at the initiative of Benny Benion-the owner of one of the casino in Las Vegas. Since then, the list "Halls of glory of poker" renewed every year with new names.
The candidates carefully selects a special commission, and the solemn ceremony takes place after the main event is completed. Now on the official site of the world series of poker is ongoing online voting. The fans and poker fans take away their candidates.
Nominating the players and figures of the industry to get into the hall of the poker glory can June 19th. Later among the top ten current participants of the hall will pick one winner. His name will be announced July 10.
Candidates must meet the conditions that have not changed for decades. Minimum age – 40 years, mandatory game experience plus high limits. Among the nominees may not only be players. The lists traditionally appear people who have made a significant contribution to the development of poker.
Several prominent players can become nominees this year: Brian Rast (5 bracelets, star expensive mixed-games), Anthony Zinno (4 bracelets, 3 wins on WPT) and Steve O’Dweyer (EPT champion, $ 31,000,000 in offline). We will remind that last year his place in the hall of poker glory received a poterist Eli Elezra.