1. Alice Ivers Tubbs (1851-1930): Also known as Poker Alice, she was a legendary gambler and poker player, known for her exceptional skills and success in the Old West.
2. Agnes Bernice Brownwood (1902-2004): Affectionately known as Brownie, she was an influential figure in Las Vegas and the first female pit boss in the city, paving the way for future women in the gambling industry.
3. Deborah Giardina (1941-present): Giardina was the first woman appointed as chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, playing a pivotal role in the oversight and regulation of the state’s gambling industry.
4. Barbara Enright (1949-present): Enright is a professional poker player and the first woman to reach the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event, earning her the nickname “The Grand Dame of Poker.”
5. Kathy Liebert (1967-present): Liebert is a highly successful professional poker player, holding the title of the highest-earning female player in tournament history and paving the way for other women in the game.
6. Patricia Becker (1956-present): Becker gained recognition as a skilled blackjack player and has authored several books on the subject, sharing her expertise and strategies in the game.
7. Annette Obrestad (1988-present): Obrestad gained fame as one of the most successful online poker players and her accomplishments include winning the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe Main Event in 2007 at the age of 18.
8. Jennifer Harman (1964-present): Harman is a legendary high-stakes cash game player and one of the most accomplished female poker players in history, with numerous World Series of Poker bracelets to her name.
9. Victoria Coren Mitchell (1972-present): Coren Mitchell is a British professional poker player, writer, and TV presenter. In 2006, she became the first woman to win a European Poker Tour Main Event.
10. Vanessa Selbst (1984-present): Selbst is a retired professional poker player and the highest-earning female player in poker tournament history. She is known for her analytical approach to the game and has three World Series of Poker bracelets.