Tina Stafford

Las Vegas, NV

tinastaffordIn Jan of ’05 I had some friends over and played this new game I’d never heard of called Texas Holdem. We played three single table tournaments and I won the 1st one and let the boys win the other two lol. I played my very first tournament at the Golden Nugget and my second at Hawaiian Gardens and placed 3rd! I thought to myself, this is fun and I want to learn this game. I mean, how hard could it be, right??

I have been a Ladies International Poker Director for the LIPS TOUR since 2008 and involved since 2006. It was easy to see the need for a tour such as ours and am thrilled to see it gaining the momentum it’s enjoyed over the last few years. I’m proud to be an Advocate and an Ambassador for the Women’s Poker Association and the Raise it Up initiative. Respect one another and the game.

Fostering FUN in poker and helping to grow the game is what we all should strive to do each time we sit down to the tables. See you on the felt!