The first winner of the WPT Ladies tournament is already known. Nancy Todd Tyner, political consultant, having fought her way through the field of 150 amateur and professional players got her WPT championship bracelet and her first WPT title. Besides, she won $68,640.
Tyner started playing poker only 18 months ago, but she is new in the world of poker. She’s been specializing in gaming issues since 1992. In 1990 she led the campaign to legalize casinos in Mississippi. She’s been a political consultant to more than 196 campaigns in 42 states and six countries. Her winning records amount to 98%.
Robyn Moder, Executive Vice President, WPT Studios, said, “We could not think of a better way to end our season or a better person to show the strength and importance of women in poker. Nancy encompasses the heart and soul of the ladies tour and what it’s all about – providing the opportunity for women everywhere to make their mark in the sport of poker…”
The WPT Ladies tour was launched in January. The goal of the tour is to support the growth of women in poker.
The tour featured stops at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, Bay 101 in San Jose, Calif. and Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The last stop was at Bellagio on April 13 – 14. It must be noted that 15% of each $1,500 buy-in was donated to help end breast cancer forever. The first season of the WPT Ladies tour raised more than $51,000.