Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher will greet attendees at casino memorabilia show June 18th in Las Vegas
Poker Hall of Famers Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher will greet those attending the Casino Collectibles Association’s 28th annual show from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Nicknamed the “First Lady of Poker”, Linda Johnson is a bracelet-winning poker professional and a big part of the explosion in the popularity of the game. She is the recipient of one of Poker’s highest honors, being elected to the Poker Hall of Fame. Jan Fisher is a highly successful poker player, author and tournament director. Both poker professionals have been inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.
Johnson and Fisher will be on hand to meet, greet, sign autographs and take selfies with registered show visitors to one of the largest collections of casino memorabilia ever assembled in one place. In fact, the Casino Chips and Collectibles Show is home to the world’s largest casino chip and token collection, as recognized by Guinness World Records. The show’s featured lady poker pros have collected big stacks of gaming chips over the years, and look forward to joining the fun of examining, buying, selling, trading and even informally evaluating casino collectibles and mementos. Registration and admission are open to the public June 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (admission $10), June 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (admission $5) and June 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (admission is free).
Johnson was one of the founders of the World Poker Tour (WPT) and was the announcer to the studio audience for its first six seasons. In 2017, the World Poker Tour awarded honored her with the first WPT Honors Award. Johnson set up the Tournament Directors Association (TDA), which sets common rules for tournaments. She also helped found PokerGives.org, a nonprofit organization that makes it easier for poker players to donate to charity. She was the publisher/editor of Card Player Magazine in the early years of the publication, and is currently co-owner of Card Player Cruises, where she has hosted more than 150 poker cruises.
Fisher cut her teeth in poker as a poker dealer in Las Vegas for 15 years before moving on to semi-professional playing and poker management. She has served as the tournament director for the highly successful PartyPoker.com Million events and hosts various tournaments around the country. Fisher is a founder of the Tournament Directors Association and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Poker Players Alliance, Ladies Poker Association, and Ladies International Poker Series. She gives poker seminars and lessons around the country, and her magazine column entitled “Fishing Around” is a must-read in the poker community. Fisher is a partner in Card Player Cruises.