NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Poker Hall Of Fame Softens Restrictions
May 27, 2022
Less than a day now from the start of the 2010 World Series of Poker and already news abounds.  One big story to come out recently involves the new updated requirements for the WSOP Hall of Fame, which have been significantly softened this year.

The 2009 WSOP Hall of Fame, with the induction of player/commentator Mike Sexton, only added one new member to its roster, despite opening the nomination process for the first time ever to poker fans everywhere via an online voting process. It was the first time since 2004 when only one new addition was added, which is perhaps due to the strict, now overturned rule, that stated that new members needed a three-quarters majority vote to secure entry.  The new 2010 rules, will allow for two new members to be added this year, simply by receiving a 50% or more majority vote.

Voting will once again be open to the public during the preliminary stage, and with the new lighter requirements there is now a much better chance that some of last year’s near misses including Phil Ivey, Dan Harrington, Erik Seidel or PokerRoad’s own Barry Greenstein, may this year gain entry into the prestigious Hall.

For more information on the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame, or to nominate players when the voting opens to the public July 1st, visit www.wsop.com.
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