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Three Ladies to be Inducted into Women in Poker Hall of Fame

June Field, Jan Fisher, and Cyndy Violette Will Join the Hall


Cyndy Violette will be one of three women inducted into the Hall.On Friday, three very deserving women will be inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame. The 2009 honorees are June Field, Jan Fisher, and Cyndy Violette.

“The Women in Poker Hall of Fame was founded to honor women in poker who have acquired prominence in and made significant contributions to the poker world,” said Linda Johnson, a 2008 inductee into the Hall. “I’ve known this year’s inductees for more than 20 years, and they certainly fit the bill.”

World Poker Tour announcer Mike Sexton will emcee the festivities on June 5, which begin at 6 p.m. at the Golden Nugget. Tickets for the open event will cost $90 at the door, $80 in advance for first-time attendees, and $75 for anyone who also attended the induction ceremony last year.

There will also be a dance and a silent auction.

Field, a bracelet winner for her win in the ladies seven-card stud event in 1982, founded Card Player in 1988, and Card Player Cruises in 1992. She is retired and lives in Las Vegas.

Fisher, the co-founder of the Tournament Directors Association, was a dealer for 15 years. Now, she is a member of the board of directors for the Poker Players Alliance, the Ladies Poker Association, and the Ladies International Poker Series.

Violette, a well-known poker pro, won her first bracelet in 2004 and followed her victory up with six cashes and three final tables in the 2005 WSOP.

There will also be a charity poker tournament on the day preceding the induction ceremony, this Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m., for Poker Gives — an organization that raises funds and distributes them to four charities: Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, Intrepid Fallen Heroes, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

That event will have a $230 buy-in and $50 rebuys.