Poker Industry Leadership
In the 80's Wendeen H. Eolis began to tame a macho poker world as one of the women pioneers 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 beyond. 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.
Poker Principles for Women
Eolis Institute for Leadership
People reading principles
Tips for women in public card rooms
Employment contracts for women
As Chair of the WSOP International Players Advisory Council for three years, Eolis 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.
Unique Poker Broadcasts
First female poker player to commentate for WSOP (ESPN, 1987).
Director and anchor of the first live poker tournament podcast (USPC, 1999).
Co-anchor of filmed TOC, a pilot for the WPT (2001).
Appeared on Travel Channel's WPT Ladies Night II Invitational (2004).
Special Internet broadcast: last WSOP event (Binion's Horseshoe, 2005).
Ms. Eolis appeared on 6 GSN Poker Royale televised tournaments (2005).
Writing to Raise Awareness of Issues
Eolis was a pioneer in investigative journalism for poker trade publications. Her first such piece appeared in Poker Digest (2000). Since that time, Eolis has published penetrating articles for most major poker publications.