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Tom McEvoy and Scotty Nguyen Inducted Into the Poker Hall of Fame

Fifth Time is the Charm for Two Inductees

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jan 01, 2014


On Nov. 3, Tom McEvoy and Scotty Nguyen were inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, in a ceremony held in conjunction with the World Series of Poker main event final table at the Penn and Teller Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada. By all accounts, the two poker legends had become the Susan Luccis of the poker world, having been nominated and passed over four previous times before finally getting the nod to join poker’s most prestigious club. McEvoy and Nguyen became the 45th and 46th individuals to be inducted and join the 19 other living members of the Hall of Fame. The Poker Hall of Fame is owned by Caesars Entertainment and was created in 1979 by Benny Binion, the former owner of the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Las Vegas, which housed the WSOP until 2004. Notable members from the inaugural class included poker greats such as Johnny Moss, ...

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