Wendeen Eolis knows all sides of the gaming space as an activist; legal/business consultant, government official and advisor, customer/player. Her 40* years of experience includes advocacy on behalf of commercial, tribal, and online gaming entities, progressive gaming initiatives as a government official and advisor, and leadership in the poker industry as a Power Poker Player; champion of the game and pioneer for women in high stakes competition. Wendeen was the first woman to cash in the final event of the World Series of Poker and the the first woman to do so twice. She went on to demonstrate staying power as a force in the industry over the past thirty years. Check out Wendeen's take on gaming operations--blackjack, other table games and of course, poker in an array of media cli0ps:
In the 80's Wendeen began to tame a macho poker world as a leading pioneer for women in high stakes poker games and big buy-in tournaments. In the 90's she was widely regarded as a key force in effectuating poker room smoking bans in Atlantic City, at the WSOP, and the best known casino in Paris. In the oughts as the member of WSOP Players Advisory Council, she put on a full court press to combat abusive conduct in poker rooms and tournament competition at the WSOP and she was appointed chair of the WSOP Internaitonal P by Harrahs Entertainment. Wendeen advocated for enhanced customer service for overseas visitors. While Chairman of the player-driven World Poker Association, Eolis produced an educational conference and a tournament in partnership with the WSOP.
Eolis' company supports numerous poker tournaments that include a charitable component. Ms. Eolis donates fees received from participation at these events to charity.