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PokerStars is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kerryjane Craigie as an Ambassador for Women in Poker. A respected figure in the poker community, Craigie brings extensive experience and a passion for promoting diversity and inclusion within the game.

As Director of Poker at the Hippodrome in London, Craigie has worked tirelessly to make her poker room a safe and inviting space. But her work extends beyond the Hippodrome’s walls, plus she’s a great poker player in her own right.

“I am delighted and honoured to be given the opportunity to promote and support women in poker as a PokerStars ambassador,” said Craigie. “I truly believe that PokerStars’ mindset and commitment to making a difference are perfectly aligned with today’s environment.”

She continued: “Launching an active program for Women in Poker with initiatives to encourage, support, and promote this game we all love is incredibly exciting. There are challenging moments at a poker table when someone in a minority, not just gender, feels uncomfortable. It’s time to make that a thing of the past, and we can all make a conscious change. I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of it and ready to get started!”

Kerry Jane Craigie with friends posing with the winners trophy

Craigie is a pillar in the community

WOMEN IN POKER WSOP EVENT

To celebrate Craigie’s new role, PokerStars, alongside Craigie, will host a special Women in Poker event during the dinner break of the WSOP Ladies Championship in Las Vegas. 

Vegas Ladies night poster

A special Ladies Night at the WSOP

The Women in Poker Networking Dinner aims to bring together women in the industry to connect and celebrate while gathering feedback on new initiatives that PokerStars will launch in the coming months. Complimentary food will be provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to chat with Craigie about her new position, as well as meet PokerStars ambassadors Jen Shahade and Maria Konnikova.

To sign up for the event, please fill in the form here.

The event is limited to 100 guests, and tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

ABOUT KERRYJANE CRAIGIE

Kerryjane Craigie’s journey began at the Hippodrome Casino in London in 2012, where she managed the collaborative poker room between PokerStars and the Hippodrome. This partnership has flourished, becoming one of London’s premier card rooms. Her dedication and vision have since elevated her to the role of Director of Poker at the Hippodrome Casino.

In 2023, Craigie was appointed to the Women’s Poker Association (WPA) board, where she leads the “Raise it Up” campaign outside of North America. She will soon be launching this initiative in Europe and globally, reinforcing her commitment to fostering an inclusive poker environment.

Kerry Jane Craigie at a live PokerStars event

Craigie has some great results herself

An accomplished player herself, Craigie boasts a series of notable achievements. She won the UKIPT Women’s Event in Brighton in 2023, took second place in a WSOP bracelet event, and was the last remaining Brit in the inaugural Colossus event at WSOP 2015, finishing 84th out of 23,400 participants.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Kerryjane Craigie founded the Ladies Club in 2014, which has grown into a supportive community where women meet monthly to share strategies, mindsets, and experiences. She has also hosted women at competitor events, emphasizing the importance of the game’s growth and the advancement of women in poker, regardless of brand allegiance.

Kerry Jane Craigie

Craigie took down the UKIPT Brighton Women’s Event in 2023

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